Happy Birthday Didier Drogba! Top professional footballer Didier Drogba turns a year older today! Join African Celebs in wishing Drogba God’s richest blessings on his birthday and every day… Que Dieu te bénisse
Just in case you didn’t know:
Didier Drogba is the 1st African player to score 50 goals in European competitions…
Didier Drogba launched the first of the 5 hospitals he earlier promised to offer to his country as part of his charity activities. (Through his foundation ‘The Didier Drogba Foundation’) Situated in the Attécoubé district of the country’s commercial city Abidjan, the $1 million health complex will mainly cater for less privileged women and children, according to officials.
Built on a plot of 800 square meters, the hospital has many facilities including an ultrasound room, a maternal and child protection unit, an x-ray block, an ultra modern laboratory, a pharmacy and hospitalisation and isolation wards.
About 50,000 patients are expected to get treatment at the facility every year, according to Guy Roland Tanoh, secretary of Didier Drogba Foundation, which is handling the project. The remaining four are the Ivorian cities of Yamoussoukro, San Pedro, Man and Korhogo.
Drogba has the distinction of being highest goal-scorer of any foreign player in the Premier League, and was even voted the best Chelsea player by supporters of the club in 2012.
Didier Yves Drogba Tébily was born on 11 March, 1978. His mother, nicknamed him “Tito” after President Broz Tito of Yugoslavia, whom she greatly admired. At the tender age age 5 he went to live with his uncle the professional football player Michel Goba in France and was reunited with his parents in 1993 after they moved to France.
- He’s the most expensive Ivorian player in history.
- Both his brothers are footballers.
- Drogba was the first African player to score 100 premier league goals.
- He was also the first player to be sent off in a European Cup final for violent conduct.
- Drogba used his position to help the peace process in Côte d’Ivoire.
- Drogba was appointed a goodwill ambassador for the UN in 2007.
- first initiative was to build a hospital in Abidjan Drogba is a True Touch of Class!
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We wish Didier Drogba more Success, Happiness and Good Health…
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