Drogba escorted by fans weeks back. (AFP via Getty)
Didier Yves Drogba Tébily’s pursue to become the President of Ivory Coast Football Federation (FIF) has ended, reports in the country suggest.
The Ivorian Football Federation recently relaunched the process of electing its new president after receiving green light from FIFA, weeks after its suspension.
Drogba, the 2006 and 2009 African Footballer of the year’s bid was rejected by the Electoral commission on Thursday.
This, comes a day after the departure of President of the Electoral Commission René Diby. He was replaced by Ernest Kouassi Konan.
It has been reported that two of the four candidates, including Drogba, have been rejected.
The two successful candidates who will be on the ballot come next month are Sory Diabete and Yacine Idriss Diallo.
The other rejected candidate is Paul Kouadio Koffi, it has been reported.
The 42-year-old represented Ivory Coast at three World Cups and also helped the side finish finalists twice in 2006 and 2012 AFCONs. He scored 65 goals in 105 games for the Elephants.
His best career came at club level while still at Chelsea where he won four Premier League titles, three FA Cups and the 2011/12 UEFA Champions League among other accolades.
The late developer who started his career at Le Mans, also played for Guingamp, Marseille, Shanghai Shenhua, Galatasaray, Montreal Impact and Phoenix Rising.