• Didier Drogba’s foundation cleared of fraud, corruption

    Didier Drogba’s foundation cleared of fraud, corruption

    Didier Drogba’s charity, The Didier Drogba Foundation, has been cleared of accusations of corruption and fraud in an investigation led by regulator The Charity Commission.

    The investigation followed claims made in a report by the Daily Mail that the 38-year-old former Chelsea player’s charity had donated just £14,115 of the total £1.7 million raised to causes in Africa, the purpose for which the charity was established.

    Though the commission said it had found “no evidence of fraud or corruption” by the foundation […]

  • Mourinho has found his ‘new Didier Drogba’

    Mourinho has found his ‘new Didier Drogba’

    Manchester United are keeping close tabs on Celtic wonderkid Moussa Dembele and watched the striker play on Monday, according to reports.

    Dembele moved to Celtic Park during the summer transfer window and the 20-year-old has been a revelation for the Scottish giants, scoring 16 goals in his opening 24 appearances.

    The Daily Mail suggest Jose Mourinho watched the highly-rated young forward three times last season, before he joined Celtic, and his style of play reminds him of Chelsea legend Didier Drogba.

    It’s understood […]

  • Jose Mourinho is not what many people think he has become, insists Dider Drogba

    Jose Mourinho is not what many people think he has become, insists Dider Drogba

    Didier Drogba has defended former boss Jose Mourinho against claims the Manchester United manager has lost his touch.

    “He’s not a has-been,” Drogba told RTL. “I think that it’s a very big challenge for him. I think he has to take some time to build a team.”

    Drogba, 38, forged a strong relationship with Mourinho, 53, when the pair worked together at Chelsea between 2004 and 2007, bringing two Premier League titles to Stamford Bridge.

    Mourinho even brought the striker back to west […]

  • Didier Drogba not planning to retire from football

    Didier Drogba not planning to retire from football

    Montreal Impact striker Didier Drogba has said he has no plans to end his playing career when his current contract expires.

     

    Drogba, who turns 39 next March, is out of contract with Montreal at the end of the current MLS season, which could still finish with the Canadian franchise being crowned champions.

    The former Ivory Coast international, however, is already looking beyond his team’s Eastern Conference Championship tie with Toronto.

    “My contract is up with Montreal, so I’ll be free at the end […]

  • Didier Drogba fined by MLS after refusing to play

    Didier Drogba fined by MLS after refusing to play

    Montreal Impact striker Didier Drogba has been fined by MLS after refusing to play for his club last weekend.

    Drogba, 38, refused to play rather than come off the bench in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Toronto FC in Montreal’s penultimate regular season game, and the striker was not listed in Mauro Biello’s matchday squad.

    Impact president Joey Saputo revealed that the former Chelsea and Ivory Coast star had resolved the situation with the club, but MLS still fined him for his behaviour.

    “Consistent […]

  • Stat shows Chelsea star is on course to become an all-time great

    Stat shows Chelsea star is on course to become an all-time great

    Diego Costa is not everyone’s cup of tea – far from it – but there’s no disputing his efficiency in front of goal.

    Currently the Premier League’s top scorer with seven goals in Chelsea’s first eight games, Costa is back to his very best this season after a bit of a blip last term.

    But even taking that dip in form into account, the Spaniard still boasts the Blues’ best minutes-per-goal record in the Premier League era overall.

    Only measuring players with a […]

  • Eric Bailly chose Manchester United over City on Didier Drogba’s advice

    Eric Bailly chose Manchester United over City on Didier Drogba’s advice

    Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly has revealed that he opted to sign for Manchester United instead of Manchester City based on the advice given to him by Elephants legend Didier Drogba.

    Bailly joined United in June as the first of Jose Mourinho’s signings since taking over at Old Trafford and the 22-year-old revealed that the Portuguese manager’s presence is what convinced him to become a Red Devil.

    “I signed for United because I like Mourinho, as simple as that,” Bailly told the […]

  • Chelsea great Drogba cannot explain Arsenal scoring record

    Chelsea great Drogba cannot explain Arsenal scoring record

    Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has stated that he cannot explain his brilliant goalscoring record against Arsenal.

    Drogba simply loves playing against the Gunners and the former Chelsea striker managed his 16th goal in as many games against the North Londoners when equalising for the MLS All-Stars in the meeting at the Avaya Stadium on Thursday night.

    Drogba’s record against Arsenal is evidently sensational but the striker has stated he does not know why he finds the back of the net against the […]

  • MLS All-Stars 1-2 Arsenal: Akpom wins it late as Xhaka makes debut

    MLS All-Stars 1-2 Arsenal: Akpom wins it late as Xhaka makes debut

    Didier Drogba was among the goals as he cancelled out Joel Campbell’s opener before the 20-year-old fired the Gunners to victory three minutes from time.

    Substitute Chuba Akpom netted a late winner as Arsenal saw off the MLS All-Stars 2-1 in San Jose on Thursday.

    Akpom came off the bench past the hour-mark and he proved to be the difference, scoring from close range with three minutes remaining, while big-money recruit Granit Xhaka made his debut for the Premier League giants at […]

  • I don’t want Drogba to score for MLS All-Stars – Cech

    I don’t want Drogba to score for MLS All-Stars – Cech

    Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech wants to make sure his old Chelsea teammate Didier Drogba doesn’t take the bragging rights when the Gunners take on the MLS All-Stars this week.

    Cech and Drogba, who both joined Chelsea in 2004 and won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and one Champions League trophy together before the Ivory Coast striker ended his first stint with the club in 2012, will be reunited on opposite sides of the pitch for Thursday night’s game in […]

  • Hat-tricks for Drogba and Giovinco as stars shine in MLS

    Hat-tricks for Drogba and Giovinco as stars shine in MLS

    Didier Drogba and reigning MLS MVP Sebastian Giovinco each scored hat-tricks for Montreal Impact and Toronto FC respectively, as both side’s recorded wins on Saturday.

    Chelsea great and former Ivory Coast captain Drogba netted a three-goal haul in Montreal’s 5-1 drubbing of second-placed Philadelphia Union in the Eastern Conference.

    Drogba, who is set to face Arsenal in Thursday’s All-Star match, was instrumental for Montreal – scoring twice in the first-half, before completing his second MLS hat-trick seven minutes after the interval.

    It took […]