Didier Drogba Believes Football Is Essential For Peace And Coexistence
FIFA Legend and World Health Organisation Goodwill Ambassador for Sport and Health Didier Drogba, on a panel discussion in Geneva, spoke on the ability of football to teach individuals from diverse backgrounds how to coexist, the growth of women's football and the need to provide more possibilities for African players.
The former Cote d'Ivoire and Chelsea forward was a guest speaker at the Making Trade Score for Women event which was held on Tuesday at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland alongside HRH Princess Reem Bint Abdullah Bin Mosaad Al Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
According to Drogba and rightfully so, football is more than simply winning or losing; "Football isn't just about winning or losing, football is also about being a good person, learning how to live together, in a team full of different nationalities.For example, [in] Chelsea (FC), I was playing with Russians, Ukrainians, Germans, Ivorians, Ghanaians and we had to learn how to live together, to respect each other's culture and play for the same badge. These are the values that you win and you learn when you play football. This is something all the kids should have," Drogba said.
As we look forward to the he African Super League set to kick off later this year, Drogba recommends this as an opportunity to for the continent's leaders to invest in infrastructure, while he expressed his admiration for the FIFA President Gianni Infantino for altering perceptions of African football.