- Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has turned his back at reports that he has converted to Islam
- The Ivorian football legend revealed that he only paid respect to his Muslim brothers when he visited his village
- Drogba was a big striker during his active playing days winning the Premier League titles with Chelsea
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has finally cleared the air on reports going round that he has converted to Islam from Christianity with the Ivorian claiming that he has not.
There have been reports that the 44-year-old converted while paying a visit to some Islamic scholars in his community in Ivory Coast.
In fact, photos were posted on social media where Drogba were seen praying with his hand in an Islamic way.
Since the reports came out, there have been mixed reactions on social media before the Ivorian came out to deny changing religion.
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According to the information Drogba provided on his Twitter page, he confirmed that he has not converted to Islam.
Didier Drogba's remarks on religion
''This story is going viral, but I haven’t changed religion.
''This was just me paying respect to my Muslim brothers i was visiting in my village. A moment of togetherness. Much love and blessings to all.''
Drogba's career at Chelsea
The former Ivory Coast international made his name at Chelsea where he won four Premier Leage titles, four FA Cup and 1 Champions League.
In the national team, Drogba played 105 games for Ivory Coast and scored 65 goals before he retired from football.
Didier Drogba hails Victor Osimhen
Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how former Chelsea star Didier Drogba hailed Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen for his brilliant performances so far this season for Napoli, who are topping the Serie A table.
Osimhen keeps giving Napoli fans cause to celebrate on each matchday with his impressive goalscoring form, even netting a hat-trick in his side's last game against Sassuolo.
The moment that caught the attention of Drogba was when the Ivorian saw Osimhen giving his teammate the chance to play a penalty - instead of playing it himself.
Drogba was impressed with what Osimhen did and saluted the Nigerian as a complete and unselfish striker.
Osimhen has now scored 8 goals in his past four outings across all competitions since his return.