Stunning Video of Ivorian Fans at AFCON Chanting the Name of Chelsea Legend Didier Drogba Emerges

Stunning Video of Ivorian Fans at AFCON Chanting the Name of Chelsea Legend Didier Drogba Emerges

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Chelsea legend Didier Drogba is currently in Cameroon giving support to the Ivorian national team in the AFCON
  • The former Chelsea star was spotted entering the bus of the Ivory Coast team when fans were chanting his name
  • During his active days in the national team, Didier Drogba played more than 100 games for Ivory Coast before he retired

A stunning video of Ivorian fans chanting the name of Didier Drogba has emerged on social media and it showed how loved and adored the Chelsea legend is to his people.

Ivory Coast national team are currently in Cameroon for the 33rd edition of the African Cup of Nations where they have won their first match and topped Group E.

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Didier Drogba while in action for Chelsea. Photo by Scott Heavey
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Didier Drogba is also currently in Ivory Coast to support his national team in the AFCON and the former Chelsea star visited the hotel of the team.

And while coming outside to join players in the parked vehicle, fans were happy to see Drogba and were chanting his name at the loudest of their voices.

And what did Drogba do when he saw them?

According to the video posted on social media, the Chelsea legend was happy and was waving to the fans before entering the vehicle.

How many games did Drogba play for Ivory Coast?

Between the years 2002 and 2014, Didier Drogba played 105 games for the Ivory Coast national team scoring 65 goals before he retired.

Meanwhile, Ivory Coast will face Sierra Leone in their next match at the AFCON in which a win will give them the ticket to the knockout.

Resilient Sierra Leone hold champions Algeria in tough Group E clash

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Sierra Leone have handed reigning Africa Cup of Nations champions, Algeria, a reality check after forcing them to a frustrating 0-0 draw in their Group E curtain-raiser.

Despite their relatively superior squad, the Desert Foxes were unable to penetrate through Sierra Leone's stubborn defence.

Algeria's strong squad featured Man City superstar Riyad Mahrez, Lyon's Islam Slimani, and Yacine Brahimi.

However, all the three fired blanks in their opening pool match staged at Japoma Stadium on Tuesday, January 11, as both teams shared the spoils.

Algeria bested Senegal to lift their first AFCON title since 1990 in Cairo in 2019, and many pundits and fans fancy them to successfully retain that crown.

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