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Drogba’s bid to be Ivorian FA President suffers setback

Drogba’s bid to be Ivorian FA President suffers setback

Ivory Coast legend, Didier Drogba’s has suffered a setback in his bid to become the next President of the Ivorian Football Federation after he garnered zero votes from members of the Association of Former Ivorian Footballers.

Drogba is vying for the post which is held by President Augustin Sidy Diallo.

The Ivorian Ex-Footballers are made up of 14 members with 11 voting for his rival and league president Sory Diabate. Three other members did not take part in the voting.

Idriss Diallo who is the current Vice President also got no votes from the ex-players.

The voting was conducted via video conference was conducted by Video conference with the former Chelsea Legend going into the polls as the massive favourite, particularly after experienced administrator Eugene Diomande pulled out from the race.

Diomande came out in public to back the former Ivorian captain for the Presidency. Didier has equally been endorsed by 48 professional clubs in the country.

Drogba will have another chance to get the endorsements he needs when members of the Active Footballers Association, the coaches, referees and the physios also cast their votes.

“I want to get more involved. I think more and more about it. I know Ivorian football, I have played in selection for years and I invested in Ivorian football lately,” Drogba was quoted recently.

The Following is a list of the Members of the Former Players Association: Abdoulaye Traore, Oumar Ben Salah, Aka Kouame Basile, Soro Jean, Zezeto, Didier Zokora, Ibrahim Kone, Badra Siby Aliou, Youssouf Fofana, Beugre Yago Eugene, Didier Otokore, Fadel Keita, Kassi Kouadio Lucien, Alain Gouaméné

An African football Journalist based in the town of Kabwe, Zambia. Kelvin is a former Media Officer at Kabwe Warriors FC, a professional team that plays in the Zambian Super Division. He worked there for three years. He is also a freelance Photographer and Graphic designer. A co-presenter of a Sports Show on Power FM local radio station in Kabwe.


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