- Chelsea icon Drogba becomes World Health Organization goodwill ambassador for sport and health
- The former striker's appointment was confirmed earlier this week during a special ceremony in Geneva
- The former Chelsea star recently resigned from his post as vice-president of his country’s Footballers Association (AFI)
Ex-Chelsea attacker Didier Drogba has been appointed the World Health Organization goodwill ambassador for sport and health.
The former Champions League winner has an impressive track record off the pitch, having been involved in different social causes including malaria campaigns, and HIV prevention and control.
In his announcement earlier this week in Geneva, Switzerland, Drogba said he was honoured to be part of the WHO.
“I have benefited first-hand from the power of sports to lead a healthy life and I am committed to working with WHO to share such gains worldwide."
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Drogba got his career started in France but it was the move to Chelsea that completely sparked off his career as he enjoyed a successful spell at Stamford Bridge, scoring 164 goals in 181 appearances.
In 2007, when he was at the peak of his career, Drogba was appointed UNDP goodwill ambassador in a move that was motivated by the need to raise awareness for economic, infrastructural and development challenges in Africa and in the globe.
His appointment also comes barely two months after he announced his resignation from his position as vice-president of his country’s Footballers Association (AFI).
Didier Drogba bagged a hat-trick in a charity game
Legit.ng earlier reported that Didier Drogba proved he still had it after bagging a hat-trick in a charity match involving Marseille legends and Arsene Wenger's Team UNICEF at the Orange Velodrome.
The Blues legend might have retired from professional football in 2018, but the Ivory Coast international proved that class is permanent with some scintillating displays during the charity match.
His side achieved a 7-4 victory on the night in a match in which Drogba was heavily involved among the goals.
He opened the scoring for Marseille legends and got his second which was the equaliser for his side to make the scores 2-2.