Didier Drogba and Taye Taiwo Tease Fans with Playful Football Moment, Video Trends: “Africa’s Icons”

Didier Drogba and Taye Taiwo Tease Fans with Playful Football Moment, Video Trends: “Africa’s Icons”

  • Renowned Nigerian player Taye Taiwo made it back into the scene after a long hiatus since his successful run in France 
  • Taye graced a recent charity match in France organised to raise money for hospitalised children and adolescents
  • A viral video online showed the goofy moment he shared with his Ivorian colleague, who was also in attendance 
  • In a chat with Legit.ng, Femi Fabunmi, a sports analyst, spoke on Taiye's long absence

Two of Africa's top footballers, Didier Yves Drogba (Ivory Coast) and Taye Ismaila Taiwo (Nigeria), hung out recently.

The two stars appeared on Wednesday, April 24, alongside other African football legends in a charity match for the Yellow Pieces Foundation, sponsored by France football legend Didier Deschamps.

Didier Drogba and Taye Taiwo link up in France
Didier Drogba and Taye Taiwo tease fans. Credit: @king_t_t, @didierdrogbna
Source: Instagram

French president Emmanuel Macron also attended the event and scored a penalty during the game. The charity match was held to raise money for hospitalised children and adolescents.

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A recent video saw Taye and Didier engaged in a playful football show. The Nigerian forward speaking in French, said something with some funny hand gestures that made his colleague burst into an uncontrollable laughter.

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Watch the video below:

Taye Taiwo has a football academy - Femi Fabunmi

In an exclusive chat with sports analyst Femi Fabunmi, he discussed the world of retirement for footballers and pointed out that Taye is currently busy with his football academy, which could be why he has not been in the news for a while.

"Most footballers, after retirement, delve into either coaching or administration. Some also go into football agency where they spot and nurture talents.
"I know Taye Taiwo has a football club (Academy) he manages here in Nigeria. But not much has been heard of him. However, we are beginning to see him maybe something is off his sleeves. If any, it will be blown open in no distant town."

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Nigerians react to clip of Didier, Taye

The former Eagles star's appearance was an uncommon occurrence that left his fans wondering what he has been up to in recent years. 

Taiwo has been out of the spotlight for long, waning his career after a successful run in France.

Legit.ng compiled the reactions below: 

@04kansi:

"I haven't seen Taye Taiwo in about 10yrs."

@Omotoyobola:

"Two ICONIC players "

@Ogbon_Sodiiki:

"Two Africa great players."

@JustVeliii:

"Forgot he played in Marseille for a long time, I was wondering how he speaks French lol."

@_jahboi:

"Taye Taiwo come sabi French pass English."

@AyZico:

"I’m happy to see Taiye Taiwo after a long time."

@IamFilee7:

"Them GenZ will be asking who are this people. Lol"

@adedoja001:

"Any small thing GenZ as if nah 1990 those guys dey hot."

Nigerians vent their anger on Okocha’s daughter

Enraged Nigerians descended on Daniella Okocha, daughter of renowned Super Eagles star Jay Jay Okocha. This was after the Super Eagles lost to Ivory Coast in the AFCON final.

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Many Nigerians were upset that the Super Eagles saved their worst performance for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations final, where they lost 2-1 to host country Ivory Coast.

However, the team's midfielder, Alexander Chuka Iwobi (nephew to Jay Jay Okocha), has received most of the heat, with several callouts on the internet over his performance in this year's tournament.

Source: Legit.ng

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