Didier Drogba’s hopes of becoming president of the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) has been made to hold on.
This comes in after the Ivorian Football Federation announced that the election for the presidential position has indefinitely been postponed due to what it called “serious shortcomings” in the electoral process.
The election which was initially slated to take place on September 5 has been hit by series of problems, forcing the Ivorian Football Federation to suspend it indefinitely.
The postponement means Drogba’s hopes of becoming the President of Ivorian football will have to hold on.
In mid-June, Drogba’s hopes suffered a severe blow when the Ivorian Football Association (AFI), a group headed by former team mate Cyrille Domoraud refused to sponsor him. They were supporting Idriss Diallo, one of the two other candidates.
However, Drogba has since managed to secure eight sponsorships and support from one of the five interest groups needed to run for the election.
Earlier this month, Drogba submitted his candidacy for the presidency of the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) and has pledged to help revive the sport which he says is “going badly”.
Drogba will compete with Idriss Diallo and Sory Diabate.
The Association will hold a general assembly meeting on August 29.