Drogba wore a shirt in honour of the late Mandela underneath his jersey
Ivorian players, striker Didier Drogba and defender Emmanuel Eboue, have been sent to the Professional Football Discipline Committee (PFDK) for wearing t-shirts commemorating Nelson Mandela during a league game for Galatasaray on Dec. 6.
Drogba’s t-shirt read “Thank you Madiba” while Eboue’s said “Rest...
Lukaku with mentor Didier Drogba
Everton defender Sylvain Distin says Romelu Lukaku is a different player compared to Chelsea legend Didier Drogba.
With the youngster’s power already clear in his early playing career, it is perhaps easy to see why such similarities to the Ivory Coast man are drawn.
For Distin, however, it is not a fully justified appraisal.
The Frenchman told evertonfc...
Drogba has been impressive for Galatasaray
Turkey champions Galatasaray have announced the preparation of a fresh contract for Didier Drogba following the desire of the Ivorian star striker to continue at the club beyond his initial 18 months deal that expires next summer.
The Cimbom president Unal Aysal said the former Chelsea striker is willing to continue at the club and a new...
Didier Drogba hit a fifth-minute penalty to send Ivory Coast to a 3-1 win over Senegal in the first leg of their World Cup playoff on Saturday, putting Africa's top-ranked team and its big-name players within reach of a berth in Brazil next year.
Also, Burkina Faso edged Algeria 3-2 with Aristide Bance's late spot-kick as the German-based forward made up for an earlier missed...
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October 12, 2013
During an open training session for Turkish champions Galatsaray on Thursday, an overzealous fan ran out onto the pitch and delivered a slide tackle on forward Didier Drogba.
It's unclear whether the fan's actions were deliberate or not, but Drogba walked away hobbling after the fan slid into his lower right leg. Security caught up to the fan shortly afterwards, with...
Didier Drogba can go wild in Turkey after all.
FIFA provisionally approved his transfer from Shanghai Shenhua to Galatasaray on Wednesday, granting the Ivorian striker a licence to play for the Turkish club, according to Sky Sports.
“The Single Judge of FIFA’s Players’ Status Committee has authorised Turkish FF to provisionally register Didier Drogba,” Sky Sports reports...
While Didier Drogba and Galatasaray are celebrating the Ivorian star’s imminent move to Turkey, his most recent employer is seething with anger.
Shanghai is disputing Drogba’s Galatasaray transfer, claiming it still holds the former Chelsea’s striker’s sporting rights. The Chinese club is preparing a case, which it intends to submit to FIFA, according to the BBC.
Shanghai Shenhua are ready to challenge Didier Drogba's move to Galatasaray, claiming the Ivory Coast striker remains under contract with them.
On Monday, Galatasaray announced a deal that would see the 34-year-old Drogba join up with them immediately after the African Nations Cup - currently ongoing in South Africa.
But Drogba's Chinese Super League club, who he joined...
Didier Drogba says he wasn't among the soccer players to sign a petition protesting the decision to hold next year's European under-21 championship in Israel.
He was among 62 names listed on a petition last Friday supporting Palestinian groups. The petition was organized by former Tottenham and Sevilla striker Frederic Kanoute.
Drogba is a former Chelsea striker from the...
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December 04, 2012
Newcastle striker Demba Ba, Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure and China-based forward Didier Drogba are finalists for the African player of the year award.
Barcelona's Alex Song and Marseille's Andre Ayew complete the five nominees announced by the African Football Confederation on Friday. The winner will be named on Dec. 20.
Senegal international Ba has been a goal...
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November 23, 2012