Ivorian soccer star, Didier Drogba and five others have filed their candidacy for the presidency of the Ivorian Football Federation. The Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) has announced on Sunday.
"The filing of candidacies for the presidency of the Ivorian football federation is closed. Six candidates have been registered. They are: Yatte Ellele Jean-Baptiste, Arnaud Aka, Laurent Kouakou, Idriss Diallo, Sory Diabate and Didier Drogba," said Mariam Dao Gabala, president of the FIF normalisation committee, at a press conference.
Didier Drogba came to submit his candidacy earlier in the afternoon (on Sunday) at the headquarters of the federation.
The 44-year-old is optimistic he would emerge the winner of the election which is expected to take place on April 23, according to the Ivorian Football Federation.
"Finally here we are! I can't wait for the campaign to start. I can't wait for the campaign to start. Trust me to give life to Ivorian football if I am elected," he said, praising his "unity" candidacy.