5 African football superstars who ventured into politics

Novieku Babatunde Adeola September 03, 2019
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Didier Drogba at Chelsea_Photo: itv.com

Didier Drogba

Ivorian striker, Didier Drogba, was dragged into the political terrain after bloody clashes in his home country following the November elections in 2011. The former Chelsea striker was included in the Truth Reconciliation and Dialogue Commission by the president after about 3, 000 people were killed and 50, 000 were displaced in four months of violence.

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Didier Drogba at the Truth Reconciliation and Dialogue Commission_Photo: Getty Images

Although the resisted the temptation to be dragged in mainstream politics by friends George Weah, Drogba has played a healthy political role that many described as the reason for the ceasefire of sects loyal to Lauren Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara.

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