Drogba Sends Heartwarming Message to Haller After Beating Cancer to Score First Dortmund Goal

Drogba Sends Heartwarming Message to Haller After Beating Cancer to Score First Dortmund Goal

  • Ivorian legend Didier Drogba celebrated Sebastien Haller's first Bundesliga goal
  • Haller beat cancer to return to active football for Borussia Dortmund in Germany
  • The former Ajax striker has now scored his first Bundesliga goal versus Freiburg

Chelsea and Ivory Coast legend, Didier Drogba has reacted to Sebastien Haller's first Bundesliga goal for Borussia Dortmund.

Haller was diagnosed with testicular cancer and was out for over six months as he received treatment.

The Ivorian forward defeated the illness and has since returned to action with German giants, Dortmund in the Bundesliga.

Sebastien Haller, Didier Drogba, Dortmund, Cancer
Didier Drogba has sent a lovely message after Sebastian Haller netted his first Bundesliga goal. Credit: @didierdrogba
Source: Twitter

Haller scored his first competitive goal for the Yellow and Blacks in their game against Freiburg on February 4, 2023.

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Drogba, who is known as a friend of Haller, took to social media to share his excitement at the achievement.

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"One picture is worth millions of words Sebastien Haller. Proud and happy for you," wrote Drogba on Facebook.

Haller joined Dortmund last summer from Dutch giants, Ajax Amsterdam, but his start to life in Germany was immediately thwarted by his cancer diagnosis.

The former West Ham player is hoping to finish the season on a high with Dortmund, with the UEFA Champions League set to return this month.

Haller reacts to first goal

Haller took to social media to commemorate his goal, noting the timing of his score with World Cancer Day.

He said:

"Maybe it was meant to be on this beautiful day. If I can send a message of hope to people suffering this kind of disease, of course this is the day. I can't speak about the last few month because I was not there, but I think we are on a good flow."

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Haller returns to Dortmund training

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Haller returning to training as he begins the process of a comeback to football, following months of being on the sidelines due to cancer.

The Borussia Dortmund star was diagnosed with testicular cancer towards the end of last year, which forced him to put his career on hold.

However, the Ivorian forward has since returned to Holland to continue his rehabilitation and was seen training with Ajax Amsterdam.

Source: SportsBrief.com