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Didier Drogba Vows To Build Five Hospitals In His Homeland

Posted On Thursday, 11th July 2013

Former African best footballer Didier Drogba

Chelsea Legend and former African best, Didier Drogba has promised to build five hospitals in his homeland so as to help curing the health problems of children and women in Ivory Coast.

The project will fulfill the greatest desire of the Chelsea Legend who set up the Drogba foundation 6 years back in 2007 for the purpose of serving humanity and helping people.

Now, the Galatasaray forward has the funds to complete this dream project. The Foundation’s secretary, Guy Roland Tannoh revealed the plans for building these hospitals.

Tonah said, “The gala held in London helped us raise $ 2 billion CFA francs ($4 million),”

“The other 500 million francs ($1 million) will no longer be a problem to see this project come to reality, which has been Drogba’s greatest heart desire”, he added.

The five hospitals will be built in five cities of Ivory Coast namely Abidjan, Yamoussoukro, Man, Korhogo and San Pedro.

According to reports, the veteran striker claimed that the 3 million pounds needed for the very first hospital project were earned from his image rights for Pepsi.

Drogba is said to have opted to leave medical studies to pursue a career in football.

Nevertheless, his love and desire to serve humanity remains resolute and hopefully the project will be completed soon.

 

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