Former footballer Didier Drogba formally submitted his candidacy for the presidency of the Ivorian Soccer Federation on Saturday. "I’m again and decided to contribute my stone to the edifice, to the renewal and to the event of Ivorian soccer," assured the previous captain of the Elephants.
It's official. Didier Drogba filed, Saturday 1er August in Abidjan, his candidacy for the presidency of the Ivorian Soccer Federation (FIF). The previous star striker has promised to contribute to the rebirth of this king sport in Côte d'Ivoire which, in keeping with him, "goes badly".
In mid-July, the previous captain of the Ivorian Elephants suffered a extreme blow when the Affiliation of Ivorian footballers (AFI) refused to sponsor him. Since then, he has nonetheless managed to safe eight sponsorships and the help of one of many 5 curiosity teams wanted to run for the election.
"I’m again and decided to make a contribution to the constructing"
"It isn’t a lot being president of the FIF that pursuits me, however it’s the mission that binds this operate," mentioned the previous star striker of Olympique de Marseille and Chelsea, in entrance of a big crowd . "Our soccer goes badly (…), we’re dedicated to contributing to the rebirth of Ivorian soccer," continued the 41-year-old participant, retired because the finish of 2018.
"I’m again and decided to contribute my stone to the edifice, to the renewal and to the event of Ivorian soccer", he added, believing that it’s "essential for me to provide again to Ivorian soccer every little thing that he gave me ".
After submitting the recordsdata, the electoral fee has 5 days to research and validate the varied candidacies.
Along with Didier Drogba, Idriss Diallo, former third vice-president of the FIF, supported by the Footballers Affiliation, and the present vice-president of the Federation and president of the League, Sory Diabaté, have already submitted their candidacy.
Final week, the Worldwide Federation of Skilled Footballers Associations (Fifpro) suspended AFI for "non-compliance with the regulation" after its refusal to help Didier Drogba's candidacy for the pinnacle of the FIF.