By Angu Lesley
Former Chelsea and Ivory Coast football legend Yves Tebily Didier Drogba pulled a huge crowd on Sunday at Ivorian football federation (FIF) where he was to deposit documents ahead of the April 23rd presidential elections.
The crowd which started gathering hours before his arrival is a replica of the situation when he deposited his documents at the Abidjan office in 2020.
“My candidacy is that of unity. I want to stay in the momentum of the development of Ivorian football instilled by the Head of State 10 years ago. The change of Ivorian football is set for April 23. If on the evening of April 23 I am elected president of the FIF, I will reach out to the two other candidates to work together. I am for the rebirth of Ivorian football,’ the Renaissance of Ivorian football crusader has told the his countrymen.
The submission of the document ends a topsy-turvy period for Ivory Coast all-time lead scorer whose quest to become the head of the country’s football Federation has met huge obstacles so far.
In 2020, Drogba was denied endorsement by his peers of the Ivorian Footballers Association sparking huge inquest from local and global media.
The former Olympique of Marseille forward now has the backing of multiple top institutions though there are two candidates also interested in the presidential position.
Sory Diabaté and Idriss Diallo have also manifested interest in the top job and deposited documents for the elections on 24 hours before Drogba.
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