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Like Weah, is Drogba headed for politics?


He will be following in footsteps of Liberia’s George Weah

By John Eche


There are speculations that Ivorian footballer, Didier Drogba, who is retiring from active playing may be headed for a new career in politics.

Meanwhile, the Ivorian football icon has opened his foundation’s first school in Ivory Coast.

According to a statement, the school will expectedly help hundreds of children in the rural cocoa growing community of Pokou-Kouamekro to gain quality education.

In an interview with AFP recently, Drogba however parried hints of his likely taking up a political career, saying that unlike him, Weah had long nursed a political career.

The 39-year old plies his trade with USL side, Phoenix Rising in the fledgling US Football League and is the all-time highest goal scorer and former captain of the Ivorian national team.

His checquered career saw him traversing many clubs and continents, include the Premiership side, Chelsea FC, where he remains the club’s fourth highest goal scorer ever.

Liberia’s George Weah, a trail-blazer of sorts in the African football-to-politics arena is being sworn in today as president of the West African nation.


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