CAF's chief names Cameroon's Eto'o and Cote d'Ivoire's Drogba as his assistants

Mahmoud Sheleib, Thursday 18 Jul 2019,

The Confederation of African Football president Malagasy Ahmad Ahmad, announced the assignment of the former Cote d'Ivoire star Didier Drogba and the Cameroonian legend Samuel Eto'o as his assistants, on Thursday during CAF’s General Assembly.

Ahmad apologized to the executive committee for not informing them earlier, but he assured the assembly that this will be a quick move in the rehabilitation process.

"Drogba and Eto'o will be my assistants, and they will be given the appropriate title for their positions later," the CAF chief said.

"I won't be CAF president forever. There are many heroes in Africa and we can't forget about them,"

"The path of reform has to end quickly, because we seek to organize the team inside the board," he concluded.

The two chosen legends, Drogba and Eto'o, had a big role in introducing African football to the world, and their glorious journey to the European stadiums which is full of major individual and club titles.

The Champions League winner Drogba played for many clubs around the world, but his legacy was made during his time with Premier League's Chelsea, where he spent his longest period from 2004 till 2012, and then returning to the club in 2014, staying for a single season. He was named African Footballer of the Year twice.

Meanwhile Barcelona and Inter Milan's former star Eto'o was awarded the Young African Player of the Year in 2000, African Footballer of the Year 4 times, the 2010 FIFA World Cup Golden Ball, and is the all-time leading scorer in the history of the Africa Cup of Nations, with 18 goals.

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