Drogba looks to future as stellar career winds down

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At the age of 39, Didier Drogba is in the twilight years of a glittering football career that has spanned two decades and six countries and brought him a harvest of trophies.

Ivory Coast’s football star Didier Drogba plays with a ball on the football ground of the Primary School Didier Drogba during its inauguration on January 17, 2018 in Pokou-Kouamekro, near Gagnoa, central-western Ivory Coast.
Ivory Coast’s football star Didier Drogba sponsored the construction of a primary school in Pokou-Kouamekro, near Gagnoa, central-western Ivory Coast. / AFP PHOTO /

Such moments are typically occasions of nostalgia, even sadness, for many ageing football greats.

But, in an interview with AFP, Drogba showed he was brimming with passion — launching a school project for Ivory Coast’s disadvantaged young and fiery about the underperforming state of the national football team.

“I say…



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