Video Essien trains with Persib Bandung following jail sentence scare

Michael Essien and his former Chelsea teammate Carlton Cole trained with the Indonesian giants after the jail sentence scare.

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Michael Essien is back to training with Persib Bandung following jail sentence scare for breaching Indonesia immigration laws.

Essien and Carlton Cole made the news for the  wrong reasons on Tuesday after playing in Indonesia without a work permit. The duo could have been fined or face jail sentences of up to five years for flouting Indonesia immigration laws.

They were susequently banned from playing in Indonesia until their permits are ready, yet following an invitation by the office of the Immigration Class I on Thursday, charges of fine and jail were dropped after the duo underwent series of checks.

Read more: Ghanaian midfielder Michael Essien banned from Indonesia

Essien and Cole afterwards have returned to training with Persib Bandung on Friday morning at the Pakansari Stadium.

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