Cote d’ivoire great and former Chelsea forward Didier Drogba has divorced his Malian wife Diakite Lalla.
The 43 year old former Marseille forward took to his social media handle earlier this week to make an abrupt outing on the issue.
“I do not have the attitude of talking about my personal issues on social media. But I’d like to today, confirm that I’ve unfortunately parted ways with my wife after 20 years together. Lalla and myself took the difficult decision to separate last year. We stay really close and our principal objective is to protect and take care of our children,” Drogba wrote.
The 2011/12 champions league winner got married in 2011 to Diakite Lalla of Malian roots, whom he met in Paris while playing for Le Mans.
The couple’s union produced three children, the eldest son being Isaac, who looks to be following in his father’s footsteps by taking up a professional career. They equally have a daughter called Iman, and another son refered to as Kieran.