The Association of the Nation’s Players (AFI) announced its backing of current Ivorian Football Federation vice-president (FIF), Idriss Diallo. A harsh blow to Drogba’s FIF presidency campaign — upon officially registering to run, as this is the fourth out of the five eligible bodies to not sponsor the greatest goal scorer in the history of the national team. In light of the recent disappointment, Drogba reiterated his platform, “Our football is not… Our football is not going well, it’s no secret. That’s why my team and I are committed to the rebirth of Ivorian football.” A sentiment shared by — both many citizens at home and Ivorian players in Europe, who are worried about the current state of national football and are perplexed by the AFI’s lack of support for the retired player.
SOURCE: AFRICA NEWS