Michael Essien Causes Uproar On Social Media With His New ‘Alhaji’ Look [Photo]

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Veteran Ghana Black Stars player, Michael Essien is gradually immersing himself into the Indonesian culture.

The former Chelsea midfielder has recently released a photo of himself dressed like a Muslim cleric despite his Christian background.

The photo has gained some level of attention, with many raising questions whether the Persib Bandung midfielder is considering switching religions any time soon.

Michael Essien causes a stir on social media with his new 'Alhaji' look

Michael Essien with his new ‘Alhaji’ look

Though Essien has not said much about his new Alhaji-like style of dressing, he seems to have warmed the hearts of Muslim communities across the world.

The former Black Stars midfielder who has a strong relationship with his Muslim friend, Sulley Ali Muntari is believed to have held a soft spot for Islam.

The footballer is currently playing for Persib Bandung in Indonesia, a country with over 80% of its population Muslims.

There are some unconfirmed reports that Essien has been joining his team mates to visit the Mosque to observe them worship.

Essien has been an influential player for Persib Bandung since he was signed to the club last season and it is likely he could win more fans for the team.

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