“I come from a poor family where I played football in the streets with my friends with no shoes, there was no grass but we still enjoyed it,” said Drogba, who donates all of his commercial and sponsorship earnings to the Foundation. “There is nothing better than when you see a kid with a smile on his face and that is why I’m trying to help.
“I want to do a lot of things in Africa, I want to give people the chance to dream, and it is easier to dream when you are in good health and happy.”
The Didier Drogba Foundation Charity Ball, which was held on November 21 in London, was a great success. Its main goal was to raise funds in order to build a hospital in Abidjan. Didier was all smiles after the Charity Ball. “It was the first time that we hold such an event for the Foundation. I had stage fright and I was touched. But everybody was ecstatic and today I am a happy man, it’s a great success.” The event was attended by many football stars of the present and the recent of Chelsea like John Terry, Michael Essien, Nicholas Anelka, Eden Hazard, Florent Malouda but also by other big legends as Thierry Henry.