Yaya Toure backs Drogba’s bid for Ivorian FA presidency

first_imgRelatedPosts Drogba joins race for Ivorian Football Federation presidency Drogba’s election hopes suffer serious blow I’m greatest African football, better than Drogba, Diouf — Eto’o Yaya Toure is backing former Ivory Coast teammate Didier Drogba’s bid to become president of the Ivorian Football Association (FIF).“It’s time for change in our football. It needs modernity,” said Toure. “When I say I support Drogba, it’s also for the good of the country, to have a former player of his kind investing himself in Africa.”Drogba represented his country 105 times and announced his intention to run for the post back in September.However, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, no date has been scheduled for the election.The former Ivory Coast captain faces competition from incumbent Sory Diabate and FIF vice-president Idriss Diallo.Despite support from Toure, not all players have backed Drogba’s bid. The union of former Ivorian football players have backed Diabate over Drogba.Speaking on his Instagram page, Toure told his followers: “Didier was my big brother, my captain. People talked a lot about us but we were always calm, wise. We know each other.“Too many people tried to criticise him, the press, fans.”Current players from Ivory Coast will be given an opportunity to vote and Toure, the four-time African footballer of the year who led his country to victory in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations said: “I know he is looking for support and I hope he will get it from some of the voters, presidents of clubs or AFI (Ivorian Association of Football Players).”Tags: Didier DrogbaIvorian FAYaya Tourelast_img read more

Grant hoping for quick recovery of Kwadwo Asamoah

first_imgBlack Stars coach Avram Grant has noted that he is eager to welcome injured player Kwadwo Asamoah in the team for next year’s AFCON and World Cup qualifiers. The former Liberty player has not played for the Black Stars since Grant took charge the team last year. The Juventus player has been battling with a knee injury knee injury which has kept him out all this while. But Avram says he is in constant contact with Kwadwo Asamoah and hopes he recovers soon to join the Black Stars.“Kwadwo Asamoah is a top talent. I spoke to him not long ago. He will return to playing next week,” Grant said in an interview“I hope he can return to top shape. If Kwadwo Asamoah recovers and he is fit he will provide good competition to the guys we have.” Asamoah is expected back in training at Juventus in a week’s time after suffering a recent setback.Grant has also backed Baba Rahman to make a positive impact at his former club Chelsea despite his shaky start. Rahman has been struggling for a starting role at the club. But Grant who knows the clubs philosophy following his engagement on the technical team believes Baba will come good if given the opportunity.“Rahman has played well in the Black Stars till now but I don’t know what is happening at Chelsea,” said Grant I hope he plays, I  must tell you that as a young player, his first year in England will not be easy.He played in Europe and I saw him in the last game and he gave a good assist and I think he has a great future,”–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more