Chelsea legend Didier Drogba’s quest to lead Cote D’ivoire football received a major blow after former players unanimously voted for his rival.
The election was contested by Didier Drogba, league president Sory Diabate and current Vice President of the federation Idriss Diallo.
11 of the 14 members of the association voted for Sory Diabate, while 3 persons abstained. Didier Drogba and Idriss Diallo received no votes. The vote was taken through video conferencing.
The results of this election comes as a big surprise. Prior to Drogba announcing his candidature, he was endorsed by 48 professional clubs making him the most favourite to replace current president Augustin Sidy Diallo.
He was also endorsed by experienced administrator Eugene Diomande who withdrew from the race and publicly backed him.
Drogba will hope to have better luck when members of the Active Footballers Association, the coaches, referees and the physios also cast their votes.