Former Chelsea star Didier Drogba scored zero votes in fierce competition with her opponent Idriss Diallo – the current vice president during Ivorian football’s presidential election which was held through a video conference.
The shocking results are thought to have led to huge discussions in the West Africa nation.
The Chelsea legend, 42, was the heavy favourite ahead of the election, helped the fact that experienced administrator Eugene Diomande pulled out of the race and publicly supported the former national-team captain to lead the association.
He was given a big blow as even his best friends failed to vote for him.
His dreams of leading his country’s Football Association aren’t completely shattered just yet.
Votes from the Active Footballers Association, coaches, referees and physios are yet to be cast.
Didier Drogba is considered the best man for the work. He spent nine years at Stamford Bridge, scoring 164 goals in 381 appearances across two spells, a move that has enriched his CV.
He won four Premier Leagues, four FA Cups, three League Cups and the Champions League in memorable fashion and also played 105 times for Ivory Coast, with a record 65 goals.
Drogba retired in 2018 after spells with Montreal Impact and Phoenix Rising.