Drogba donates hospital in fight against COVID-19 

SINAN RAJUB SENOGA

Didier Drogba has donated his foundation’s medical facility to the Ivory Coast government in their fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The hospital is located in the Capital of Abidjan and was named after former Ivorian player Laurent Pokou who died in 2016.

Vincent Toh Bi Irie, the Mayor of Abidjan, applauded the former Chelsea striker for his patriotism.

“We thank Drogba for this donation, which is considered an act of patriotism,” Toh Bi Irie said.

The Laurent Pokou facility will be used as a treatment center for the COVID-19 patients. 

A week ago, Drogba together with Samuel Eto’o and Antonio Rudiger condemned plans to conduct a coronavirus vaccine trial in Africa saying that the continent is not a test lab.

Besides featuring for Chelsea in two spells, Drogba also played for Galatasaray, Le Mans, Guingamp, Olympique Marseille, Shanghai Shenhua and Montreal Impact before retiring in November 2018 at Phoenix Rising in US.

Since 11th March, 574 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Ivory Coast. 85 recoveries have been registered and five deaths.

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