Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has made a donation destined for 5000 families in his homeland Ivory Coast, where the Coronavirus is spreading like a wildfire.
The 44-year-old former striker, who is one of the declared candidates for the presidency of the country’s football federation, denied an initial report of a one million euro donation to the authorities two weeks ago, saying his “offer was on the way.”
The gift items are made up of rice, sugar, oil and hand sanitisers as well as tracts containing prevention messages against the Covid-19.
Ivory Coast’s main city of Abidjan, where Drogba was born, is currently the epicenter of the disease. The city has been cut off from the rest of the country, with no in and out movement of travellers.
The country records 349 confirmed cases with three deaths.