FIFA suspends Ivorian federation election after the body disqualified Didier Drogba from presidential elections

FIFA has suspended all action in relation to the Ivory Coast Football Federation election on Friday August 28, after the organization disqualified former Chelsea legend and striker Didier Drogba.

FIF’s threw away Drogba’s candidacy saying he had only received the official support of two of a required four Ivorian clubs.

While Drogba’s election team said on Thursday, said they weren’t surprised by FIF’s decision to reject the bid, which claimed he was ineligible to run for the position.

“Drogba’s staff isn’t surprised by this decision to reject the bid. But we remain unfazed. We will react to conform to the texts which surround this election,” Mahamadou Sangare, a member of Drogba’s team, told AFP.

However,  FIFA has intervened, as they suspend all action relating to the election intl further notice.

“We request the suspension of all action in relation to the election process until further notice,” a document released by FIFA, dated August 27, 2020 and sent to FIF said.

Drogba is standing against FIF’s former third vice-president Idriss Diallo, as well as the current vice-president of the national body and president of the League Sory Diabate.

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