Persons close to the actress, who pleaded anonymity, have however denied the claim.

Allegedly, Akosua and Essien jointly own a number of landed properties in both Ghana and Europe and she has been spotted in town cruising in some of his high-earned automobiles. She has suffered a lot of bad-press, yet, she has hardly responded to any of them in a negative way.

But those who have had the pleasure of visiting Como and the club's Giuseppe Sinigaglia stadium will immediately understand the appeal.'Mrs Puni Essien and her team will soon be in our city to meet the fans and supporters of the club,' a club statement read.'In the meantime, they intend to let you know that they are honoured to be here, in Como, and become part of a club which boasts 110 years of history.'The genuine promise and desire of the new owners are to grow and build both the first team and the youth sector, becoming an integral part of the fabric of this city.'The owners also pledge to create the conditions to bring FC Como into Serie B as soon as possible and to develop its talents to the best of their abilities.'It's fair to say that there have been more glorious episodes since Como's foundation in 1907 and, indeed, the takeover by Mrs Essien comes as they have to change their name from Como Calcio to FC Como.

It's believed he also visited Limerick FC's soccer academy in Bruff, with a view to using the former convent boarding school and adjoining sports fields for a sports education programme helping teenagers from disadvantaged communities.

O'Sullivan has denied offering to sell the club to anyone, stating: "If I am, there will be a (public) announcement made about it.

After the long controversy, speculation, suspension and uncertainty, it is now confirmed that soccer hero Michael Essien is officially married to Akosua Puni and she now officially presents herself as “Mrs. She appears in town wearing her wedding ring and the two were last spotted together on Monday at the Imperial Peking Hotel in Accra having a good time and again on Tuesday at a charity event organized by Essien.

It has also been confirmed that when news broke about a year ago that Essien was secretly getting married to his ex-lover, actress Nadia Buari, at a secret location in London, that marriage was actually between the footballer and Akosua.

According to reports online, Nadia Buari who once dated Ghanaian footballer Michael Essien was forced to deliver her babies during the seventh month of her pregnancy due to complications.

The twin girls were delivered in America and their father is not popular Nollywood actor Jim Iyke who Buari had been dating for sometime.

Based in Bandung in West Java, Persib are one of the best supported clubs in Indonesia and finished third in the recently completed President's Cup.

The start date for the new league season in Indonesia is yet to be confirmed.

Their relationship hit the rocks sometime last year, and the Ghanaian actress went back to her former boyfriend who many consider as the father of her twins. At Majid Michel's mum's burial in December 2014, Nadia Buari was at the ceremony and she did not look a woman who was six months pregant.

She wore a black dress aimed at hiding her bump but if she was six months pregnant then, the bump would have been visible.

I visited the stadium in 2013, for the finals weekend of the Next Gen Series, a Europe-wide under-18 tournament that inspired UEFA to create the Youth League, and the views from the main stand were stunning.