- Drogba was in inspired form in a charity match involving Arsene Wenger’s side
- He was among the Marseille legends who participated in the game and bagged an impressive hat trick
- The Ivory Coast international retired from professional football in 2018
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Chelsea legend Didier Drogba proved he still had it on Wednesday, October 13 after bagging a hat trick in a charity match involving Marseille legends and Arsene Wenger's Team UNICEF at the Orange Velodrome.
Drogba might have retired from professional football in 2018, but the Ivory coast international proved that class is permanent with some scintillating displays during the charity match.
His side achieved a 7-4 victory on the night in a match which Drogba was heavily involved among the goals.
He opened the scoring for Marseille legends and got his second which was the equaliser for his side to make the scores 2-2.
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The best was yet to come, however, and the former Chelsea man completed his hat trick in style in the 76th minute with a goal that certainly rolled back the years.
Having received the ball at the edge of the box, Drogba rifled home a powerful shot that was nostalgic to the times he would score such hits in his prime at Chelsea.
And as expected, he received loads of plaudits, especially by Marseille fans online.
Drogba is absolutely loved by Marseille fans having had a short spell with the French club before moving to Chelsea in 2004.
For Marseille in the 2003/04 season, a young Drogba bagged an impressive 32 goals in 55 games across all competitions before swapping Marseille for Chelsea.
It was at Chelsea, however, that he became a household name, scoring over 100 goals in more than 220 appearances.
His most memorable goal for the Blues came late in his Chelsea career when he scored the decisive penalty in the final for Chelsea’s first-ever Champions League title.
Chelsea legend writes furious letter as he resigns as vice president of players association in his country
Earlier, Briefly News reported that Didier Drogba did not mince his words in a letter to the Ivory Coast Footballers Association (AFI) posted on social media that he will no more be their vice-president, Goal, Punch.
The Chelsea legend claims that there has been lack of co-operation among his former international teammates who are part and parcel of the association.
The former Elephants captain has not been in good terms with the AFI after they refused to support him to become president of the Ivorian Football Federation last year.
However, the International Federation of Professional Footballers (FIFPro) have sided Drogba in his dispute with the AFI and they have been placed under indefinite suspension.
The former Marseille striker all stated that the AFI have been passive with their operations from his own perspective.
Source: Briefly News