COVID-19: AFRICA IS FORTUNATE – DROGBA

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has said thatAfrica is lucky that the impact of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic was not severe on the continent in comparison with other continents like Europe and Asia.

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Didier Drogba spoke to media portal africa news about Covid-19 and the African continent as he also spoke about the state of governance on the continent.
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DROGBA’S SON SCORES FIRST CAREER GOAL

Isaac Drogba, son of Chelsea legend Didier Drogba, has gotten off the mark after scoring the very first goal of his professional career. The son of Chelsea legend Didier made the rounds at the weekend after he found the back of the net for the first time for Italian Serie D club US Folgore Caratese.

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The player took after his father’s career position – the striker role – and is showing signs that he would end up becoming a prolific goalscorer just like his dad was. Isaac now has huge burdens on his shoulders with the world watching to see if he has what it takes to come close to having a career like his dad had, or anything close.
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DROGBA PRAISES GIROUD FOR ATLETICO STRIKE

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba was delighted with the performance of Blues attacker Olivier Giroud in the Champions League last 16 first leg clash away to Atletico Madrid. Olivier Giroud made a telling contribution for Chelsea and that led to the only goal of the game just past the midway point of the second half. Olivier Giroud scored a wonder strike for the only goal of the game to hand Chelsea the advantage in their last 16 tie with Atletico Madrid, who are the Spanish La Liga leaders. Giroud scored with a beautiful overhead kick to give Chelsea a 1-0 win away from home over Atletico Madrid. The two teams meet again for the second leg next month and Chelsea are in a very good position as they already have an advantage over their Spanish opponents.


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OSCAR REMINISCES ABOUT DROGBA AT CHELSEA

Brazilian attacker Oscar had nice things to say about Ex-Chelsea teammate Didier Drogba during his recent interview with one of theleading newspapers in England. Oscar and Didier Drogba shared the Chelsea dressing room for justone season and it was enough for Didier Drogba to leave a lasting impression on Oscar as he pointed out during his exclusive interview with The Guardian. Oscar, 29, plays his club football for Shanghai SIPG in the Chinese Super League and has revealed that he wants to return to Chelsea before his career ends just like what Didier Drogba did in 2014.

Didier Drogba had left Chelsea in the summer of 2012 after he emerged the hero of the Blues’ one and only Champions League triumph till date. Didier Drogba scored a bullet header in the final few minutes to take the 2012 Champions League final against host team Bayern Munich into extra time via a 1-1 scoreline at the end of 90 minutes. Read more »

DROGBA IDENTIFIED AS CHILDHOOD HERO

Celtic midfielder IsmailaSoro has revealed that Chelsea legend Didier Drogbawas his childhood hero while he was growing up. The Celtic player said that Didier Drogba was his hero as a child while he was fielding questions from Twitter. The Ivorian player said that he adored his compatriot Didier Drogba because the former Chelsea striker was very strong and also scored a lot of goals during his playing career.


Soro recently showed similar attributes with Didier Drogba when he scored against Dundee United in a recent league match. He scored the opener as Celtic thrashed Dundee United 3-0 at home to stay in touch with league leaders and rivals Rangers at the Scottish Premiership summit. His goal came midway into the first half before David Turnbull doubled the lead for the Scottish champions five minutes from the interval. Young French attacker Odsonne Edouard wrapped up the result with a third goal on 76 minutes.
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LAMPARD BACKS DUO TO BREAK RECORD

 

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard believes that it’s a matter of time before the Tottenham Hotspur duo of Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min break the Premier League record that he shares with Didier Drogba. Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba hold the record for combining for the most goals in the history of the Premier League. During their time at Chelsea between 2004 and 2012, Lampard and Drogba both combined for 36 goals.


Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard are both 42. They helped the Blues win the Premier League title three times together. The first time came with Jose Mourinho in charge at Stamford Bridge during the 2004/05 season as the Blues ended their 50-year wait for a Premier League title. Another league title followed in the 2005/06 season under the same manager for Didier and Frank Lampard. Their third and final Premier League title together came during the 2009/10 campaign under Italian tactician Carlo Ancelotti who’s the current Everton boss.
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