Chelsea football legend, Didier Drogba, has denied claims that he converted from christianity to Islam, following rumour that he had become a muslim after pictures of praying with Imams surfaced online.

The picture was posted by the Imam, Mohammed Salah, whom he had prayed with. It is reported that the Imam announced, in a since deleted tweet, that the former Chelsea striker had converted to Islam, after which the Islamic cleric said the football legend never embraced Islam.

The international footballer through a post on twitter, clarified that he only paid respect to his Muslim brothers in his village in Ivory Coast when he was there to co-host France Football Magazine’s Ballon d’Or Awards ceremony.

Drogba has played more than a hundred matches for Ivory Coast, including the 2006 and 2010 World Cup. Before his retirement in 2018, Drogba had become the top scorer of Ivory Coast. He helped Chelsea  win the 2012 Champions League title among other trophies.

Didier Drogba is a former Ivory Coast captain and also a player of the Chelsea Football Club. He was born in Ivory Coast on March 11, 1978. Drogba has won three Premier League titles in his first eight years with Chelsea, four FA Cups and two League Cups. He also won the Premiere League Golden Boot 2006-2007 and 2009-2010. He scored the final penalty shootout against Bayern Munich to carry the Champions League Trophy.

Story: Hauwa Mohammed

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