Following Pascal Siakam’s speech concerning young African Americans chasing their dreams after receiving the NBA’s Most Improved Player award for 2019, ex-Chelsea player and legend Didier Drogba felt he should do a similar thing on Instagram.
This Ivory Coast’s once lethal forward took to Instagram to follow Siakam’s footsteps and composed a short but powerful message, quoting the great Nelson Mandela as well as Siakam himself.
But this is not the first time he has done something in this manner. Drogba is well known for his charity work and was also influential in stopping a Civil War in his home nation a few years back. So this really doesn’t come as a huge surprise from the big man.
As a player, Drogba needs no introduction. Hailing as one of the most prominent Blues of all time, this Ivory Coast forward has scored 164 goals and assisted further 86 in a total of 381 games for Chelsea.
His Stamford Bridge fairytale ended in 2015 when he decided to go towards the twilight of his career in the United States, where he joined Montreal Impact.
Drogba is also the all-time top-scorer and former captain of his country, boasting 105 caps and 65 goals for Ivory Coast.