Posted on: Fri 30 Mar 2012

Michael Essien is back with his latest monthly blog where he examines the sides he expects to be challenging for the African Cup of Nations in January and February.

The midfielder misses the tournament through injury, and will be joined at Cobham by Nigerian John Mikel Obi, whose country did not qualify, but he waves off Ivorians Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou and believes they could return with winners' medals.

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