Ivorian football icon Yaya Toure has thrown his weight behind Didier Drogba’s bid to be President of the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF).
The Former Man City man who played alongside Drogba for the Elephants believes he is the right man to take the game of football in the country to the next level.
“It’s time for change in our football. It needs modernity,” said Toure on his Instagram.
“When I say I support Drogba, it’s also for the good of the country, to have a former player of his kind investing himself in Africa.”
He added, “Didier was my big brother, my captain. People talked a lot about us but we were always calm, wise. We know each other.
“Too many people tried to criticise him, the press, fans.”
Ex-Ivorian Footballers Association gave Drobga zero votes out of 14 votes available despite being the favorite to beat his challengers Idriss Diallo and Sory Diabate to the office.
Some sections of the football Community in Ivory Coast attributed the outcome of the result due to Drogba’s lack of experience.
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.
Currently everything is on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.