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    Didier Drogba retires from football

Didier Drogba retires from football

Didier Drogba, Ivory Coast and Chelsea legend, has announced his retirement from football."After 20 years, I have decided to put an end to my playing career," the 40 years old former Marseille striker said.Drogba, who played his final match for Phoenix Rising earlier this month, said he will now concentrate on nurturing young talent."It's the best way to end, helping some [...]

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    Amunike joins panel to pick FIFA player of the year

Amunike joins panel to pick FIFA player of the year

Emmanuel Amunike has been listed among 13 judges to decide the shortlisted candidates for the 2018 best FIFA men's players award.Amunike will be joined by Ronaldo Nazario de Lima, Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, Lothar Mathaus, Alessandro Nesta and former England coach Fabio Capello.Other judges are Sami Jabar, Cha Bum-Kun, Andy Roxburgh, Kaka, Wynston Rufer and Carlos Alberto Parreira.The Best FIFA [...]

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    Didier Drogba joins US third tier club as player, co-owner

Didier Drogba joins US third tier club as player, co-owner

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has joined American club Phoenix Rising FC as a player and co-owner.Phoenix Rising is a third tier club in the US football league known as United Soccer League.The 39-year-old Ivorian has not played since leaving Major League Soccer’s Montreal Impact in November.Drogba said: “This was the right offer because it was important for me to think [...]

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    INTERVIEW: Football is my life, I can’t do anything without it, says El-Hadary

INTERVIEW: Football is my life, I can’t do anything without it, says El-Hadary

Iconic Egyptian goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary is undoubtedly one of Africa's greatest footballers of all time.At the age of 44, almost everything El-Hadary does in the round leather game nowadays - ends up in the history books.El-Hadary has represented Egypt 144 times, winning the African Cup of Nations four times with his country.He has been the best goalkeeper at three African Cup [...]

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    ‘He’s just trying to sell books,’ Mourinho snipes at Drogba over Chelsea comment

‘He’s just trying to sell books,’ Mourinho snipes at Drogba over Chelsea comment

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has criticised his former striker Didier Drogba following the striker’s comments on Chelsea's form this season.In an interview with UK Sun last Thursday, the Ivorian had suggested there was a lack of big characters in the dressing room at Stamford Bridge but his former coach has accused him of stoking up controversy.The Portuguese coach accused his [...]

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    Chelsea can win the league, says Drogba

Chelsea can win the league, says Drogba

Erstwhile Chelsea FC striker, Didier Drogba, is optimistic the West London club can overturn their poor run of form and win the English Premier League title this season.In an interview with UK Sun during the launch of his book titled: 'Didier Drogba The Commitment', the Ivorian said he never doubted the ability and belief of the team to do the unthinkable.“I have been [...]

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    Drogba scores hat-trick in first league start

Drogba scores hat-trick in first league start

Didier Drogba scored a hat-trick on his first Major League Soccer start as Montreal Impact beat Chicago Fire 4-3.The former Chelsea striker made his debut as a substitute in a defeat two weeks ago but on Saturday he scored one first-half goal, made it 3-3 on the hour and then headed the winner four minutes later.The 37-year-old, who signed for [...]

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    Drogba joins MLS side Montreal Impact

Drogba joins MLS side Montreal Impact

Former Chelsea striker, Didier Drogba, has signed for Major League Soccer side Montreal Impact.Montreal Impact acquired the rights to sign Drogba in a trade with Chicago Fire who had secured the striker’s rights were he to come to MLS. But the former Cote d’Ivoire captain made it clear he didn’t want to be in Chicago and preferred the French-speaking city [...]

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    BPL REVIEW: Blues denied by last-gasp Van Persie goal

BPL REVIEW: Blues denied by last-gasp Van Persie goal

Robin van Persie struck deep into stoppage time to rescue Manchester United with a 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Old Trafford in Sunday's Barclays Premier League (BPL) match.The visitors looked all but certain to go away with the three points until a late twist in the fourth minute of added on time ensured that the spoils were shared.The first chance [...]

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    Boateng stunner sinks City as Chelsea are held at home

Boateng stunner sinks City as Chelsea are held at home

Manchester City were cruelly undone by a stunning Jerome Boateng strike in the dying moments of their Champions League opener against German champions Bayern Munich on Wednesday.City had looked certain to secure a credible away draw away until their former player's 90th-minute goal saw their hard work come to nothing.As the game progressed, Bayern were visibly growing frustrated with their [...]

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    AFCON qualifiers: Eagles lose, Cameroon win without Eto’o

AFCON qualifiers: Eagles lose, Cameroon win without Eto’o

Champions Nigeria were handed a shock defeat at the start of the group phase of African Nations Cup qualifying on Saturday, while Cameroon started their post-Samuel Eto’o era with an away win.Other 2014 World Cup teams Algeria, Ghana and Ivory Coast had mixed results after opening the campaign for a place at the AFCON finals in Morocco in January.Burkina Faso, Gabon and [...]

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    Five African footballing greats – maybe the greatest!

Five African footballing greats – maybe the greatest!

Comparison is odious but like variety – it’s the spice of life.Samuel Eto’o has just called time on international football with Cameroon. The prolific striker who recently signed a two-year deal with Barclays Premier League side Everton is the most decorated African player. But was he the greatest?We take a look at five retired players who can also lay claim [...]

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    Five players who should follow Drogba into retirement

Five players who should follow Drogba into retirement

Before fans start getting creative and inserting their names in nursery rhymes, certain players who, based on their performance at the last World Cup, should toe the honourable line of Didier Drogba in bidding international football bye.We will understand your reasons for taking the bold step. In fact, any reason would do. “…make space for the youngsters…” Good. “…concentrate on [...]

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    Drogba ends 12-year national team career

Drogba ends 12-year national team career

One of Africa’s greatest players, Didier Drogba, has announced his retirement from international duty with the Ivory Coast.The 36-year-old, who has just returned to Chelsea for his second stint with the Blues, scored 63 goals – a national record – in 104 appearances, the last of which came against Greece in the World Cup in BrazilDrogba made his international [...]

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    Mikel: I’ve seen the good and bad times in Chelsea

Mikel: I’ve seen the good and bad times in Chelsea

John Mikel Obi may have lost his automatic shirt in Chelsea’s first team with the arrival of Nemanja Matic in January, but the Super Eagles midfielder says he has seen the good and the bad times at Stamford Bridge to know there’s always a probable turnaround.   Mikel has now become an elder’s statesman at Chelsea, as only just John Terry and [...]

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    King Drogba returns to Chelsea

King Drogba returns to Chelsea

Chelsea have announced the re-signing of legendary striker, Didier Drogba, on a one-year contract.Drogba left Chelsea on a dramatic high in 2012, scoring the winning penalty in the shootout that clinched the UEFA Champions League title against Bayern Munich – the crowning moment of an eight-year stay with the Blues.The 36-year-old joined Shanghai and then Galatasaray, but once his contract with [...]

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