■ Didier Drogba ended a civil war in Ivory Coast with the influence of football in 2007
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In 2007 Didier Drogba ended a five year civil war in Ivory Coast by scoring a goal that helped Ivory Coast win against Madagascar. He had earlier demanded that the game be played at Bouake.
Bouake was a stronghold grounds for the rebels but the Chelsea legend was very brave to demand such a request. It was granted as requested by the Cote d’voire star.
Minutes after his goal, Didier Drogba went on his knees and pleaded with the rebels to drop their weapons. And all the rebels dropped their weapons. That was the end of a five year civil war.
He had planned it even before the match began.
Drogba is not only a footballer who played in several cultures. He’s also a great leader who loves Africa. He’s a globalist, a great unifier, an activist and a humanitarian – Mawunya