Drogba keen to lead the line for the Ivorian FA

February 5 – Former Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba is maintaining his pursuit of the presidency of his federation, according to local reports.

The current president Augustin Sidy Diallo has announced that he will not stand for re-election and therefore leaves the door open for the former Chelsea striker who played in three World Cups.

After two terms at the head of the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF), Diallo, who has been at the helm since 2011, is stepping down with his successor allowed to be elected any time between February 20, 2020 and June 30, 2021, according to the federation’s regulations.

Last July, Drogba, who retired from the national team six years ago having notched a record 65 goals in 105 appearances,  said he was interested in the position but may not be alone with Sory Diabaté, first vice-president of the FIF, also planning to run.

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