Egyptian match officials for Hearts-Esp. match

EGYPTIAN referee Gehad Grisha will be the centre man when Hearts of Oak face Esperance next Sunday in the Confederation Cup play-off first leg in Tunis.

The 39-year-old will be leading a team of compatriots at the Rades Stadium.

Grisha was at the last two editions of the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa and Equatorial Guinea.

He was also involved in the qualifiers to the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals.

* Micheal Essien has been offered a two-year contract by Greek giants Panathinaikos which will see him at the club till 2018 if he accepts, can reveal.

According to the President of Panathinaikos, Yannis Alafouzos, who divulged the information to Greek press that Essien is on the verge of joining the club, the Ghanaian will take home one million euro a year.

Micheal Essien was reported to be moving to India to play in the Indian League but Sportscrusader sources in Greece have revealed that Essien only has to confirm his acceptance of the offer to see himself in Greece.

Essien moved from Chelsea after falling out of the plans of Jose Mourinho to AC Milan but hardly fit into the plans of the Italian giants.

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