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None of them, not even his success against Bayern Munich in the Champions League final to earn the Blues their only win, can compare to this.
According to the BBC, the Ivory Coast hero managed to end In his home country, and a civil war was raging. In the 2000s.
Drogba played for the Ivory Coast against Sudan in a World Cup qualifier on October 8, 2005, knowing that they needed to defeat Cameroon, who were playing Egypt on the same night, to advance.
In 2007, Drogba ended a 5-year civil war in his country, Cote d’Ivoire by scoring a goal, that helped them win a match against Madagascar. He asked that the game be played in Bouake, a rebel stronghold then got on his knees & pleaded with rebels to drop their arms, and they did. pic.twitter.com/e8tKsZ1nJv
— Football Talk (@Football_TaIk) March 26, 2021
The players deservedly rejoiced, but it wasn’t long before Drogba’s thoughts turned to the civil war that had raged in his country since 2002.
“Men and women of the Ivory Coast,” he said after the match. Today, we demonstrated that all Ivorians could coexist and play together with a common goal – to qualify for the World Cup – by coming from the north, south, centre, and west.
“We told you that the festivities would bring the people together; today, on our knees, we beg you.” The players knelt to the ground. “The one African nation with so much wealth must avoid going to war. Please put down your guns and allow elections to take place. “Drogba was the last man standing.
The players then rose to their feet and chanted, “Stop shooting your guns! We want to have fun!”
Didier Drogba pictured on the day he solely put an end to Ivory Coast’s civil war. He asked for their match with Madagascar to be held in a rebel held area, where the entirety of the country united to watch a 5-0 win, & put an end to a 5 year long war.
[3 June, 2007; Bouake] #6 pic.twitter.com/FG8fqxQVk6
— Iconic Football Photos™ (@IconicFP) August 8, 2018
The following year, while on a tour of the Ivory Coast’s rebel-controlled north, he declared that the national team’s match against Madagascar on June 3, 2007, will be held in the rebel stronghold of Bouake.
In 2007, Didier Drogba ended a 5 year civil war in Cote d’Ivoire by scoring a goal that helped Ivory Coast beat Madagascar
He asked that the game be played in Bouake, a rebel stronghold, then got on his knees & pleaded with rebels to drop their arms, and they did pic.twitter.com/yP2Sj2sNSw
— SOCCERPeDIA® (@soccerpaedia) March 30, 2021
With Drogba as its spokesperson and leader, the Ivory Coast national team had brought peace to the country – even if it was not to last. After controversial elections five years later, conflict erupted again, and Laurent Gbagbo, the then-president, was just this week convicted of war crimes at The Hague.
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba, on the other hand, was able to bring peace to the Ivory Coast for a short time.
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