Didier Drogba, a Chelsea legend, has finally put an end to rumors that he had converted from Christianity to Islam.
The Ivorian insists that he has not converted to Islam, that he was after blessing from different angles.
According to rumors, the 44-year-old converted after visiting some Islamic experts in his Ivory Coast neighborhood.
In fact, images of Drogba praying in an Islamic manner with his hand were shared on social media.
Before the Ivorian stepped forward to deny changing faith, there were conflicting reactions to the stories on social media.
Drogba clarified that he has not converted to Islam in the information he supplied on his Twitter page.
The former striker tweeted: “This story is going viral but I haven’t changed religion. This was just me paying respect to my Muslim brothers i was visiting in my village. A moment of togetherness. Much love and blessings to all”.
He further added with a laughing emoji that: “Who doesn’t want all the blessings.”
Didier Yves Drogba Tébily, an Ivorian former professional football player who played as a striker, was born on March 11, 1978.
He is the Ivory Coast national team’s all-time leading scorer and former captain.
He is best renowned for his time spent playing for Chelsea, where he has amassed more goals than any other foreign player and presently ranks fourth in the all-time highest goalscorer chart in the club’s history.
In a poll of 20,000 Chelsea fans held by Chelsea FC Magazine in 2012, Drogba was declared the club’s greatest-ever player. In 2020, Chelsea supporters selected him for their team of the 2010-2020 decade.
His physical strength, speed, agility in the air, strong and accurate strikes, and ball retention made him one of the best African players of all time.
Drogba received the title of African Footballer of the Year twice, in 2006 and 2009.
In addition, he has the most third-place finishes (3), appearances in the second place (4), and top-three finishes (7) among all players (9).
Drogba’s career at Chelsea
Former Ivory Coast international earned four Premier League championships, four FA Cups, and one Champions League while playing for Chelsea.
Before his retirement from football, Drogba played 105 games for the national team of Ivory Coast and scored 65 goals.
Drogba Didier During his stint with Chelsea football club, played primarily as a striker and departed the team as one of the club’s top goal scorers.
He is Chelsea’s top striker in the club’s history as well.
He was renowned for his physical strength, speed, agility in the air, strong and accurate strikes, and ball retention in addition to being a Chelsea Legend and one of the greatest African players of all time.
Didier Drogba hails Victor Osimhen
According to earlier reports, Didier Drogba, a former star of Chelsea, praised Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen for his outstanding performances so far this season for Napoli, who are leading the Serie A table, for their success.
Osimhen continues to excite Napoli supporters with his prolific goal-scoring, even scoring a hat-trick in his team’s most recent match against Sassuolo.
Drogba watched when Osimhen decided to give his teammate the opportunity to play a penalty instead of taking it himself.
Osimhen’s actions impressed Drogba, who praised the Nigerian as a complete and selfless attacker.