Didier Drogba Resigns As Ivorian Players Association Vice-president
Former Ivory Coast star striker Didier Drogba on Tuesday said he was stepping down as vice-president of his country’s Footballers Association accusing it of “inaction” on defending player interests.
He wrote on Twitter: “To all Ivorian football players … I hereby announce that a few weeks ago, I took the decision to resign from my position as vice-president of the AFI and at the same time from its Steering Committee.
“We are all aware of the financial difficulties you are facing in the face of the inaction of the majority of the leaders of the AFI, which is supposed to represent you and defend your rights and interests. The AFI is at a standstill. It no longer meets your needs or expectations. The bad decisions that have followed one another have led to the deterioration of the very fundamentals of the organisation.”
Drogba has been at odds with the AFI ever since they refused to back him to become the new President of his country’s Football Association last year. However, the International Federation of Professional Footballers (FIFPro) sided with Drogba in that dispute and placed the AFI under indefinite suspension.
However, Drogba’s issues with the AFI have continued, and the former Chelsea striker has decided to step down from his post, citing the Federation does not care for the players.