The World Health Organization have appointed Chelsea and Ivory coast legend, Didier Drogba, World Health Organization Ambassador for Sports and Health. The truth of the matter is that this is a very good development as he will be expected to promote the benefits of physical activities, healthy lifestyle and value for sports particularly among the youth. The truth of the matter is that Didier Drogba is not just an ordinary football player. His "off-the-pitch" achievements have been exceptional.
Having enjoyed an excellent career both at Chelsea and Galatasaray, along with his enthusiasm for sports activities even after retirement are well enough reasons for the striker to be recognized. Having been named the African footballer of the year twice in 2006 and 2009 respectively, and also the all time highest goal scorer and former captain of the Ivory coast national team, his reputation surely precedes him. This recent appointment will see him ensure that healthier activities including sports and fitness are promoted.
His recent appointment should serve as a lesson to many African footballers in Europe. The truth of the matter is that footballers have a relatively short career and most of them especially Africans tend to play for accumulation of wealth rather than for the love of the game. This is why most of these stars, towards the end of their career leave Europe and move to countries like Qatar, China and other developing leagues in order to earn more money and possibly play for longer periods of time.
This wasn't the case for Didier Drogba as he finished his career in Europe and in a team where he was valued and he ended being recognized as a legend in that club. This no doubt is one of the reasons why Drogba could be considered for various in positions whenever it comes to sports matters.
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