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Didier Drogba: “…Without Being President, We Can Have an Impact on Our Country”

Recognized for his involvement in the development of his country, Ivory Coast, Didier Drogba was among those who were invited to the Elysee a few days ago during the visit of George Weah in France. However, the former Marseille and Chelsea player is not followed in the footsteps of the current Liberian president, elected by his compatriots largely for the sacrifices made for his country when he was still a player.

“I have been asked this question for two months. The most important thing is that, without being president, you can have an impact on your country. That’s what we tried to do, we players, we try to contribute to the development of our country ” , says Drogba.


Player of the Olympique de Marseille in 2003-2004, Didier Drogba has left an indelible mark among the Phocaeans although having spent only one season with them. While celebrating his 40th birthday this Sunday, the Ivorian striker does not rule out coming back to OM one day. But he will not come back as a player, but as a member of the staff.

“We must discuss it, see what is proposed. I’m always ready to help, ” he said on Téléfoot this Sunday.

Drogba also spoke about the Marseilles project. “OM shows beautiful things, Garcia’s project takes shape. We build a team slowly with young people, stay in the top three, it’s important, as a supporter I believe a lot.

The former captain of the Elephants of the Coast did not win any African Cup of Nations but he took his team to the finals in 2006 and 2012. Didier Drogba played 106 matches in the national team and scored 66 goals. He is the first African player to have scored 100 goals in the Premier League.


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