Chelsea legend Didier Drogba gets zero votes in Cote d’Ivoire FA Presidential election after former players snubbed him entirely during the process.
Out of the 14 members, 11 opted to go for Drogba’s rival and league chief Sory Diabate and three abstained.
Drogba’s other opponent, Idriss Diallo – the current vice president – also got no backing during the vote, which was done through a video conference.
And the shock results are thought to have led to huge discussions in the Ivory Coast.
The 42-year-old was the heavy favourite ahead of the elections, helped by the fact that experienced administrator Eugene Diomande pulled out of the race and publicly supported the former national-team captain.
However, his dreams of leading his country’s FA are not completely shattered just yet.
The votes from the Active Footballers Association, coaches, referees and physios are yet to be cast.
Drogba spent nine years at Stamford Bridge, scoring 164 goals in 381 appearances across two spells.
He won four Premier Leagues, four FA Cups, three League Cups and the Champions League in memorable fashion
Also he played 105 times for the Ivory Coast, with a record 65 goals and featured at three FIFA World Cups in 2006, 2010 and 2014.
After spells with Montreal Impact and Phoenix Rising, Drogba retired in 2018.