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Drogba floored in Cote d’ Ivoire Football Federation election

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The hope of aged African Footballer of the Year, Didier Drogba, to become president of Côte d’ Ivoire’s soccer federation (FIF) has been dashed.

Drogba, who boasts of a mighty sage as a player for every club and country, had promised a ‘Renaissance’ in Ivorian soccer if elected but the Chelsea myth did now not impact it to the second spherical of vote casting sooner than being ousted.

“I will carry the commerce that the federation and the golf equipment want. Football isn’t rising the device it ought to and the device we favor it in Ivory Wing.” Drogba had told the BBC in the manufacture-up to the election.

Hoping to tow the plug of 1 other African soccer myth, Samuel Eto’o, who’s now in cost of soccer in his residence country Cameroon, Drogba keep apart his hat in the ring, providing to again as the FIF president.

On the opposite hand, Saturday’s ballotat the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Basis for Peace Research in Yamoussoukro did now not plug his device as it became as soon as the duo of Yacine Idriss Diallo and Sory Diabate who advanced to the second spherical of the election.

The first spherical, which had an entire of 131 votes, observed Diallo: a businessman and vice-president of Ivorian club Afad, clutch the spherical with 59 votes, and Diabate: a aged vice-president of the FIF, came second with 50 votes. Drogba accomplished third with 21 votes.

Though Drogba became as soon as heavily backed by the public and his aged nationwide teammates including Yaya Toure, he became as soon as labelled ‘inexperienced’ by his rivals Diallo and Diabate.

Within the second spherical, Diallo, a present FIF govt member, squeezed out aged FIF vice-president Sory Diabaté by 63 votes to 61.

Saturday’s election in the political capital Yamoussoukro had been postponed several times since 2020, essentially over the continuing points over the eligibility of positive candidates, with Drogba outstanding amongst them.

Though denied the probability of administering soccer in his country, Drogba’s achievements up to now as the sport is anxious remain unrivalled in Cote d’ Ivoire and scandalous high on the continent moreover as globally.

Only final week, Drogba modified into the first African to be inducted into the English Premier League Hall of Status.

The 44-yr-passe ex-captain of the Elephants and aged striker at Marseille and Chelsea played more than 100 times for his country, including on the 2006 and 2010 World Cups.

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