Didier Drogba, a FIFA legend and the Goodwill Ambassador for Sport and Health for the World Health Organization, discussed the expansion of women's football, the need to provide more possibilities for players in Africa, and the ability of football to teach people from diverse backgrounds how to live together.
The former Cote d'Ivoire and Chelsea striker spoke at the Making Trade Score for Women event on Tuesday at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland, with HRH Princess Reem Bint Abdullah Bin Mosaad Al Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Football is much more than simply winning or losing; it's also about being a decent person and learning how to get along with others on a team of people from other cultures.For instance, I played alongside Germans, Ivorians, Ivorians, and Ghanaians at Chelsea (FC), and we had to learn how to get along, respect one another's cultures, and play for the same badge. When you play football, you develop and learn these values. All kids ought to have this, according to Drogba.
He complimented FIFA President Gianni Infantino for changing attitudes of African football and predicted that the continent's infrastructure will benefit greatly from the African Super League, which is scheduled to begin play later this year.