Drogba embarrassed in presidency bid

African Football

Didier Drogba may be ranked as one of the greatest African footballers of all-time but the Chelsea legend has suffered embarrassment in his bid for Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) presidency.

In August 2019, it was made clear that Drogba would be running for the FIF elections just months after retiring from professional football.

The four-time Premier League winner proposed ambitious plans called the 'Renaissance Project', in aim to develop and revolutionise the local Ivorian football scene.

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Up against incumbent vice-president Idriss Diallo and Sory Diabate, Drogba has got off to the worst possible start as the voting commenced through video conferencing.

Within the first stage of the process, 14 former players of Ivory Coast were tasked to make their decision and Drogba was left with no votes Diabate took 11 - while three withdrew.

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Amongst the players who cast their decision was Drogba's former assistant captain for the Elephants, Didier Zokora, which marked a bitter blow to his chances.

While the race still remains alive, the Blues icon will be hoping to launch a major comeback after Sunday's decision, with the active footballers' association, coaches, referees and physios vote still to vote.