African football legend Didier Drogba has called for peace in his native Ivory Coast in the aftermath of the Presidential elections in the country. Violence has been the order of the day in the country following the elections which led to the emergence of President AlassaneOuattara again.
Ouattara was recently re-elected as the Ivorian President for a third time. The aftermath of his re-election led to violence in different parts of the country. As at the last count, 85 people have lost their lives and this situation prompted Didier Drogba to call for peace.
The former Chelsea and Galatasaray strikercalled for peace via his various social media accounts. He wrote the message of embracing peace throughout the country on his official Facebook and Twitter accounts. He also expressed his condolences to the families affected by the post-election crisis in the Francophone country.
Drogba is a well known humanitarian and it’s not surprising that the 42-year-old is vocal on the state of violence in the country.He was recently named the third best African Player in the history of the game on the continent behind Samuel Eto’o and 1995 Ballon d’Or winner George Weah.
During his playing career, Didier Drogba made the top 10 Ballon d’Or list on three occasions. He was the 8th best player in the world in 2006 before his position improved by four places in the following year.The ex-Ivorian international skipper was fourth for the 2007Ballon d’Or Awardbehind the trio of Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, Juventus attacker Cristiano Ronaldo and award winnerBrazilian legend Kaka. Didier Drogba also finished in ninth place for the 2009 edition of the award.
In addition to his position as a three-time top ten recipient as far as the Ballon d’Or Award is concerned, Drogba is also a two-time African Player of the Year in 2006 and 2009.