Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has lost out in the race to become the President of the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) for the second time in a row after crashing out in the first round of the election.
This comes in contrast with the news earlier reported by several Ivory Coast media outlets, claiming Drogba had won the election.
The recent inductee into the Premier League Hall of Fame came third behind Idriss Diallo and Sory Diabate who finished first and second respectively and have therefore qualified for the next round of the elections.
Drogba polled 21 votes and was eliminated in the race.
Diallo got 59 votes whilr Diabate polled 50 votes, as they both advanced into the second round.
Drogba was hoping to follow in Samuel Eto’o’s footsteps who is the President of the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT).