You must be pretty decent at football to beat 32,000 others in a reality television competition. That’s exactly what happened to 16-year-old Gideon Baah who landed a two-week trial with Chelsea as a result of his footballing talent. It appears that the Ghanaian has a bright future ahead of him, according to fellow countryman Michael Essien.
“Everybody is happy with how Gideon played in the first week with the academy,” said Essien.
“I have monitored his performance and think he is capable of fitting into the academy and progressing.
“I am confident if he is given a contract he’ll develop into a world-class player for Chelsea and can also develop to help my country.”
Let’s just hope the impressionable teenager doesn’t start replicating some of Essien’s horror tackles, which have seen the Chelsea midfielder booked six times and sent off once already this season.