Former Black Stars midfielder Michael Essien has declared his support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuals, Transgender and Queer Individuals (LGBTQI) community in Ghana.
He did so in a post on Instagram with the caption “We see you, we hear you, we support you. Our LGBTQIA plus community in Ghana,”
Personnel from the Ghana Police Service and National Security locked up a 5-bedroom apartment serving as an office for LGBTQI+ Rights Ghana in Accra last week.
Essien, 38, who played 168 times for Premier League giants Chelsea and made 58 appearances for the Ghana national team, added his voice to calls for LGBTQI rights to be protected in Ghana, amidst increased attacks on the sexual minority.