From Michael Essien to Carlton Cole: the story of five former Premier League players in Indonesia

The quintet has had mixed success this season with Carlton Cole’s move an unmitigated disaster and only Peter Odemwingie thriving

Five former Premier League stars went to Indonesia this season and their adventures have been as varied and colourful as the vast archipelago itself, with lashings of cash, recriminations, culture shock and endings as predictable as most Enid Blyton Famous Five tales. In the space of a few weeks in March and April, Michael Essien, Carlton Cole, Peter Odemwingie, Mohamed Sissoko and Didier Zokora all arrived in south-east Asia. Two have already gone, one is a hero, and the other two players find themselves somewhere in between.

For a country without much history of big-name signings, this was a change. Lee Hendrie and Marcus Bent had provided a little Premier League pedigree in the previous decade. Mario Kempes and Roger Milla were more famous but their early to mid-90s spells were fading in the memory.

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Source: Football News
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