Little did we know that aside his exceptional football playing ability, Michael Essien could actually battle Michael Jackson in a dancing competition.

In a new video going viral in the social media community, the ex-Blackstars player was seen exhibiting his very best dance moves.

michael essien dancing

The 36 year old former Chelsea man is in France as an Ambassador for the FIFA Women’s World Cup currently ongoing in the European country.

On his way to watch Nigeria’s opening group game against Norway, Essien, along with former Nigeria international, Peter Odemwingie, showed off their dance moves on the streets on France.

And it’s fair to say, Essien won the this battle.

Watch video below:

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