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Revealed Reasons Why Ex-Footballers Snupped Didier Drogba and votted for Sory Diabaté.

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It was shocking to hear that the Ivory Coast former footballers snubbed famous colleague Didier Drogba and voted for Vice president of the Ivorian FA Diabate in the FA presidential election to be held later this year.

Out of 14 ex- players, all voted for Diabaté who had served as assistant to to Sidy Diallo for many years. As a football administrator,  he humiliated the legend by winning the minds of the majority ex-footballers.

Sory Diabaté and Didier Zokora 

Yes everyone thought the exfootballers will vote for Drogba but that was not the case-it is natural and more of common sense as anyone in their shoes will do the same.

Why the Ex-Footballers Voted against Drogba?

Yes Didier Zokora played with Drogba for close to 12 years with the “Elephants” of Ivory Coast but this does not mean Zokora must vote for Drogba.

In September 2019, Didier Zokora was appointed Technical Directoriate of the Ivory Coast football federation and the brain child behind this appointment was Sory Diabaté who was the Vice president of the FA as well as the Ivory Coast league boss.

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Zokora was not the only one to benefit from such gesture but nine others had similar positions like Abdoulaye Traore, Youssouf Fofana, Ibrahim Bakayoko, and others.

With such appointments,  most of these former footballers became paid staffs and not beggars to anybody.

Again, Sory Diabaté was key in helping most former footballers to acquire coaching licenses for free without paying a penny.

With such gesture,  being in the shoes of such persons, you will not think twice but to vote for Sory Diabaté as it is often said “you don’t bite the finger that feeds you“.

Sory Diabaté and Ibrahim Bakayoko

Where Drogba Blundered as Politician.

Even though the ex-footballers voted against Drogba,  the former Chelsea man also blundered as a politician.

The media in Ivory Coast does not like Drogba. This is because Drogba shows little interest in seeing domestic football in the country grow. In fact he is yet to watch a single domestic match in Ivory Coast.

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Also, the fact that Drogba launched his desire to run for FA presidency in a French television station was a blunder because the information did not go down well to the local population in Ivory Coast.

It was also reported that Drogba was in the afcon in Egypt but failed to visit the Ivorian team train and to add more salt to injury, he did not inform the exfootballers of his intention to run for FA presidency.

With such fact, one can understand clearly why the ex-footballers voted for Sory Diabaté and not Drogba.

The race for who to succeed Sidy Augustine Diallo as president of the Ivorian FA will be held later this year.

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African Nations gear up as International Football resumes in October.

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CAF member states prepare for the resumption of international football in the continent next month.

Football in the continent,  has been halted for over six months due to the effects of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in March this year.

With many borders through out the continent still closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic,   teams in the continent are heading to Europe for next month’s international matches.

Cameroon are traveling to the Netherlands,  Guinea to Portugal, while the Ivory coast,  Nigeria and Tunisia head to Austria,  where it is easier for them to assembly their squads because most of their players are Europe based players.

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It should be noted that, the next FIFA window for international football,  from October 5-13, is the first opportunity for African national teams to play since last November.

FIFA however,  had cancelled the September window for all confiderations but for UEFA  due to the uncertainty over travels around the continent caused CAF to back the resumption of international football in November.

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Next month’s window will see most CAF Member States to play series of friendly matches  in preparation for both the AFCON and world cup qualifiers.

Nigeria have arranged friendlies against the Ivory coast and Tunisia on October 9 and October 13 in Austria,  while five time champions of Africa,  Cameroon will have a friendly against Japan in Utrecht,  after which they will stay in a training camp in the Netherlands for a few more days.

Indomitable Lions coach Antonio Conceicao, this week published a preliminary list of 32 players for the match and camping.

Guinea on their part, will play cape Verde islands on October 10 while the DR Congo travel to Morocco for a training camp and a behind-closed doors international match against their host in Rabat on October 13.

Senegal are also to play Morocco in Rabat on October 9 while the current African champions Algeria are yet to announce their plans but reports say they will also go to Austria.

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Down to the southern hemisphere,  south Africa are trying to organize two friendly matches at home next month against neighboring countries but have yet to finalize arrangements as they await for a possible reopening of their borders in the coming weeks.

 

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CAF President, Ahmad congratulates Ghana’ s President Nana Akufo Addo on his appointment as Chairman of ECOWAS.

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) boss Ahmad has extended his words of congratulations to the Ghana president,  H. E. Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo Addo, on his new appointment as the new chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

President Ahmad’s words were more diplomatic, as this was contained in a letter addressed to the Ghana president on September 14, 2020.

H. E Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo.

“It is my pleasure to extend my congratulations to you on your appointment as the chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). On behalf of the Executive committee of CAF and personally,  I wish you every success in your endeavors. I am certain that during your chairmanship, ECOWAS will maintain and accelerate its constructive and sympathetic contribution to African Football.  As you embark upon your new responsibilities, I wish to assure you and the people of West Africa of CAF’s continued support and friendship.  I am certain that during your presidency,  ECOWAS will maintain and accelerate its constructive contribution to African Football.  Kindly accept, Mr. President, once again my warm congratulations on your appointment and my best wishes as you prepare to take up thr responsibilities,  and challenges of your new office” the letter read.

President Nana Akufo Addo was elected as the new chairman of ECOWAS on September 8, 2020 at the 57 th summit of the regional bloc held in Niamey, Niger.

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He replaces Nigerian born Muhamadou Issoufour who held the position for one year.

Source: sportsworldghana.com

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CAMEROON Indomitable Lions: The list of 32 players preselected by Antonio Conceiçao Olivera

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Cameroon’s indomitable lion’s gaffer Antonio Conceiçao Olivera, has released through Facebook a list of 32 preselected players for two International friendlies that will take place during the October 2020 FIFA window.

The indomitable lions have 2 big challenges ahead as they face Africa’s reigning champions Algeria and Asian dragons Japan in what will be the first Post COVID-19 matches.

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