Didier Drogba prepping for Ivory Coast FA presidency

Didier Drogba prepping for Ivory Coast FA presidency

Former Chelsea talisman Didier Drogba, 41, will be running for the presidency of Ivory Coast’s football federation, according to his collaborators.

The former captain of the Elephants retired from international football in 2014 after accusing the incumbent FA president Sidy Diallo of ‘lack of respect and ingratitude’.

Both men could clash in the upcoming election slated for December this year, with the former striker eyeing a career in football administration, sources close to his team said in Abidjan.

An official launching of his campaign will take place later this month, according to same sources.

Drogba was named last month as special adviser to CAF president Ahmad Ahmad.

In an interview with a local tabloid last year, the three-time African Footballer of the Year lamented the ‘current state of football’ in his country, ‘characterised by divisions and lack of vision’.

Ivory Coast won their second AFCON title in February 2015, six months after Drogba left the team.

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