School Children Sing in Excitement As They Get Surprise Visit From Chelsea Legend and FIFA President

School Children Sing in Excitement As They Get Surprise Visit From Chelsea Legend and FIFA President

- Didier Drogba is currently taking football dignitaries around his home country, Ivory Coast

- The former Chelsea striker led FIFA president Gianni Infantino to open a school football tournament

- He also led dignitaries to meet with the chairman of the Africa Development Bank in Ivory Coast

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Ivorian legend, Didier Drogba, attracted thousands of school children when he led FIFA president Gianni Infantino to the opening of the Pan-African inter-school soccer tournament.

BOLA.com are reporting that the tournament was launched as an arena to improve football infrastructure on the African continent.

The inter-school tournament in Pan-Africa also aims to shape the future of young people across Africa.

The former Chelsea star had a successful career in Europe playing for English Premier League side Chelsea as well as French Ligue 1 side Marseille.

He also had a stint with the Turkish outfit Galatasaray before he retired.

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Sensational football icons including Jay-Jay Okocha, George Weah, Kanu Nwankwo, Michael Essien, Samuel Eto'o are also products of the continent as well as rave of the moment Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Riyad Mahrez, Koulibaly, etc.

School Children Sing in Excitement As They Get Surprise Visit From Chelsea Legend and FIFA President
Didier Drogba leads dignitaries to meet AFDB president. Photo: Epa
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FIFA president Gianni Infantino and ex-international Didier Drogba believe that this inter-school tournament will produce superior seeds that would, one day, bring Africa's good name in the world of football in the future.

And shortly after, Drogba led the Nigeria Football Federation president, Amaju Pinnick and the FIFA and CAF presidents to meet with Akinwunmi Adesina who is the chairman of Africa Development Bank in Ivory Coast.

Meanwhile, Drogba is peculiar with empowering the people of his country and a journalist has come out to thank the Chelsea legend for the cash reward given to him four years ago.

In a post made by Tribo Banto Afrika on Facebook, the legend rewarded a journalist who interviewed after a beauty pageant in his country.

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The journalist in question shared his ideas with the former African Footballer of the Year and he was asked to drop his account number before leaving.

To his greatest surprise, the journalist received a cash reward of N280,000 (400,000 West African CFA franc) that has helped him boost his project and four years after, he still thanking the football legend.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Jeff Reine-Adelaide has put smiles on the faces of students in Balaka, Malawi after donating to the construction of classrooms and two lodges for teachers, France Bleu Azur on.

The 23-year-old who currently plays for Ligue 1 side Nice on a loan deal from Lyon, has donated €25,000 to help fund the building project. The building will be completed in time for the next academic session by September 2021, which will comfortably accommodate 500 students.

Source: Legit

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