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Didier Drogba Rejected By Electoral Commission To Contest As President Of Ivory Coast Football Federation



The dreams of iconic former Chelsea player, Didier Drogba to be President of Ivory Coast Football Federation(FIF) has been crushed by the Electoral commission.

Drogba submitted his papers and CV alongside Yacine Idriss Diallo, Paul Koffi Kouadio and Diabate to stand in the polls earlier this month but the EC disqualified Drogba over an error on his CV.

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According to the EC, the Ivorian football legend was rejected as two of the names he submitted as his sponsors were ruled not to have the necessary authority to be his sponsors.

FIF’s electoral commission also ruled that different officials from the same organization who signed Drogba’s electoral papers were not authorized to do so. The commission also said that Drogba only had the backing of two top-flight Ivorian clubs and not the three that FIF statutes demand.

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The commission has however given Drogba and Paul Koffi Kouadio, who was also rejected, five days to appeal.

SOURCE: AfricaCelebrities.Com