DIDIER DROGBA, THE PROACTIVE PAN-AFRICANIST

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Didier Drogba a retired footballer with 3 children from the Ivorian Anatomy, is a Masterpiece who has been a footballer and hailed the African Anatomy, and continues to credify the name of Africa even post retirement as a footballer. He was the African Footballer of the year in 2006 and 2009.

Didier Drogba, a former football captain of Cote D’Ivoire begun football as a professional with French Division 2 side Le Mans and moved to the first Division to play for Guingamp and later to Marseille and was the third highest scorer with 19 goals for the 2003/2004 Season.

In 2004, he moved to England to play for Chelsea where he set Chelsea on a new path of exceptional football. At Chelsea in his first and second season, he helped Chelsea win the Premier League which the last Chelsea won the Premier League was in about 5 decades ago.

Didier Drogba is amongst the list of players to score a Champions League Hat trick in his football season. Didier Drogba is the first player of The African Anatomy to have ever scored 100 goals in the Premier league. Didier Drogba has also scored 65 goals for his National Anatomy and is his country’s ever top goal scorer.

Didier Drogba played for other clubs after Chelsea like Shanghai Shenhua, Galatasaray and Phoenix Rising. Didier Drogba is a Man of Peace and a goodwill ambassador. On 8th October 2005, Didier Drogba influenced the end of Ivory Coast’s Civil war that begun in 2002 which led to a political division in the country as President Laurent Gbagbo’s government ruling South and the New Forces of Ivory Coast which was a rebel group ruling from the South. Didier Drogba called for National Reconciliation for his country, and asked all the Rebels to put their guns down and end the war after they played with Sudan, and this happened.

He has won nunerous cups and awards such as UEFA President’s Award (2020), Turkish Footballer of the Year (2013), UNFP Trophy of Honour (2019 amd The Football Writers’ Association Award (2015).

¬†Didier Drogba takes care of orphans and less priviledged ones in his country and he continues to do this post retiring from football. He has provided thousands of Mosquito nets to people suffering from abject poverty in his country, Cote D’Ivoire. Didier Drogba in 2009 gave 3 million pounds to facilitate the construction of a hospital in his country at Abidjan.¬†In 2014 and 2015, Didier Drogba joined other football legends in campaigns against Ebola, to support countries that were suffering from the virus at the time. He was part of The Match against Poverty to campaign for protection of such lives.

AFRICAN VOICES INTERNATIONAL hails Didier Drogba for reflecting the virtues of Nationalism, Discipline and Excellence during his time as a footballer and Post. Let us be Proactive and ensure that we play our roles rightfully in making the world, the Global Anatomy, we want.

AFRICAN VOICES INTERNATIONAL, FREEDOM IN AFRICA

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