Several supporters trooped to the side's training ground to catch a glimpse of the two former Chelsea stars.
The heightened enthusiasm led to the decision of the club's top brass to engage security officers comprising internal security and the police. The ambitious side engaged extra security as safeguard measure to protect the two players from the fans who were anxious to see them at the club.
Persib Bandung's Manager Jonathan Umuh said “There are about four more security officers that we have engaged. They have been tasked to secure the situation in order for the training to go on orderly. Safeguard were provided specifically for the two players so the supporters are controlled. We tried that yesterday (when Essien trained). There are internal security and the police. There is a huge sense of enthusiasm among the fans and we don't want to take anything to chance. The fans want autographs as well and so we don't want any spontaneous situation.”