Son of Chelsea Legend Drogba Goes Awol From Portuguese Club, Leaves Bosses Disturbed

Son of Chelsea Legend Drogba Goes Awol From Portuguese Club, Leaves Bosses Disturbed

Ibitoye Shittu
April 1, 2022 at 12:02 PM
  • Portuguese club Academica have declared Isaac Drogba awol as the striker has refused to return to the club since January
  • Efforts to reach the son of Chelsea legend Didier are said to be futile as the club's chiefs don't even know where he is
  • Isaac Drogba began his career at Chelsea before the striker left the Premier League side in 2018 for a move to Guingamp

Isaac Drogba who is the son of Chelsea legend Didier has reportedly gone awol from Portuguese club Academica as the 21-year-old is said not to have been seen by his teammates and officials since January.

Even the whereabouts of Isaac Drogba is said not to be known by those in charge of Academica leaving them confused and puzzled about the development.

Isaac hit the sporting headlines a year ago when he scored his first goal while playing for Serie D side Folgore Caratese in Italy.

Isaac Drogba, Didier Drogba, Academica, awol.
Isaac, Kieran and Didier Drogba in action. Photo by Marc Piasecki
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His performances for the lower Italian side paved ways for him to be signed by Academica who are currently campaigning in the second tier of the Portuguese football.

When did Isaac Drogba went awol at Academica?

According to the reports on Mirror and UK Sun, Isaac Drogba asked for permission in January for him to travel to France for some school exams and has refused to return since then.

Academica U23 team coach Miguel Carvalho's reaction

“He left and we don't know if he'll come back. It's a shame to be a bit settled because the quality is there.
“We agreed on a return date and he didn't show up. We haven't heard anything more about him.”

Sadio Mane Overtakes Didier Drogba Premier League Record After Liverpool Rout

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Liverpool forward Sadio Mane overtook Didier Drogba in terms of goals scored by an African in the English Premier League.

The Senegalese international scored two goals against Leeds United in the 6-0 battering at Anfield on Wednesday evening to move within three points of league leaders Manchester City.

Mane's brace came in the last ten minutes to cap off a wonderful night for Jurgen Klopp's men.

He has now has 106 goals to his name in the English top flight, taking him above Chelsea legend Drogba, who scored 104.

Mane reached the milestone in 257 English Premier League matches.

Twenty one of the goals were scored during his time at Southampton and has now struck 85 in 185 matches for Liverpool.

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