Drogba says ‘No’ to joining Ivorian Politics despite George Weah appeal

Drogba says ‘No’ to joining Ivorian Politics despite George Weah appeal

Legendary footballer, Didier Drogba has turned down calls by his Liberian counterpart George Weah who has urged him to join in salvaging Ivorian politics from the hands of oppressive leadership.

Weah, ex-Liberia international and three-time African Player of the Year, Ballon d’Or and Fifa Player of the Year award winner was overwhelmingly voted Liberia president last month after winning a re-run election spoke to Drogba over a potential switch to Politics.


The former Liberian skipper won the first round of the October 2017 vote but failed to secure an outright win which led to a re-run.

The run-off between him and outgoing vice president Joseph Boakai eventually delivered the seat for the former AC Milan, Paris Saint Germain, Chelsea, and Manchester City striker.

Weah will be sworn in as 25th Liberia president on Sunday after winning the election had called on Drogba, who has also played for Chelsea and Marseille to also join African politics in his country home.

However, the Chelsea legend dismissed the call, saying there were different ways a player could impact on their societies stressing that despite politics being part, he had other ideas.

Drogba has been part of community development with his latest being a massive investment in education which has seen him built a gigantic structure for school in Ivory Coast

Drogba insists he would not follow the footsteps of Liberia’s president-elect, George Weah, who won elections late last year.

“He has been a big brother also for a long time and what he has done today shows that in the labor force, with perseverance, we can achieve our objectives and to realize our dreams for the good of the community.

“It’s not necessarily the case that all footballers will [now] want to become president. George [Weah] has opened the way for him to make an impact in his own way, and others can make an impact on their communities in other ways.

“He has been a model for me for a long time. He has been a big brother also for a long time and what he has done today shows that in the labor force, with perseverance, we can achieve our objectives and to realize our dreams for the good of the community.”

 

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