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Muntari vs. Essien: Fans engage in debate ahead of 3xtra’s ‘Debate Arena: Sports Edition’ premiere


As anticipation builds for the first episode of 3xtra’s “Debate Arena: Sports Edition,” football enthusiasts are passionately discussing and comparing the illustrious careers of Sulley Muntari and Michael Essien.

The online debate, fueled by diverse opinions, showcases the fervor surrounding the legacy of these iconic Ghanaian midfielders, both celebrated for their contributions to the national team, the Black Stars.

The two midfield maestros, both distinguished for being part of the few Ghana players to secure the coveted UEFA Champions League title, have earned recognition as Ghana’s finest midfielders in history. Opinions are varied, with a significant contingent asserting that Muntari’s impact with the Black Stars surpasses Essien’s, whose international career was marred by frequent injuries.

Muntari, who featured in the U-17 and U-20 levels, emerged as a stalwart for the Black Stars, amassing 84 appearances and netting 20 goals. The former AC Milan midfielder notably participated in three FIFA World Cup editions, showcasing his indispensability to the team.

Contrastingly, Michael Essien’s journey included stints with the Black Starlets and Black Satellites as well before ascending to the senior national team. He garnered 58 caps and scored nine goals during his impactful tenure with the Black Stars. ‘The Bison’ as affectionately called was also involved in two World Cups.

As anticipation builds for the Debate Arena: Sports Edition, fans continue to share their insights and perspectives on the enduring legacy of these two former Black Stars midfielders.

The spirited discussion is a prelude to the highly anticipated “Debate Arena: Sports Edition,” which premieres on Friday, December 8, 2023, at 7 pm. Sports fans are encouraged to subscribe to 3xtra’s YouTube channel and turn on notifications to catch this insightful debate show and other exciting episodes.

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