Mamadou Gaye Says Drogba Is Not Ready!
Posted: 28 July 2020
African renowned football journalist and Confederations of African Football Media Officer Mamadou Gaye says countryman Didier Drogba is not ready to be the President of the Ivory Coast Football Federation. Drogba, a proper legend in football, is running for Presidency in his native country, but Gaye has quashed Drogba’s aspirations, saying;
“You have to at least learn in order to be a qualified coach like James Kwesi Appiah, Djamel Belmadi, Florent Ibenge Sellas Tetteh, Benni McCarthy, like Pitso Mosimane in your country, you must show a Diploma, you must show it.
“Now, this is Didier Drogba; Drogba went to France when he was six years old, he developed in France, he grew up in France, Drogba has a European mentality, a French mentality.
“He doesn’t understand the culture and dynamics in Africa; be it business, be it football, be it socially, he does not know any of those, there are certain dynamics and he does not understand or know any of those, how is he going to lead an entire Federation?” concluded the highly revered Gaye.
Drogba is currently in France and is speaking to club bosses in his country to lobby and vote for him in order to oust current President of the Federation Sidy Diallo.
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