Former Chelsea and Cote d’Ivoire star Didier Drogba is set to receive the UEFA President’s Award for being a “leader and pioneer”, the European football governing body said on Tuesday.
UEFA said the award to the 42-year-old Drogba will also be for his “commitment to excellence on and off the pitch”.
The former Cote d’Ivoire captain will be honoured on Thursday in Switzerland at the draw for the group phase of the 2020/2021 UEFA Champions League.
“Didier is a hero to millions of football fans for his achievements throughout his glittering playing career,” UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said.
“I will remember him as a player for his skill, strength, and intelligence, but above all for his insatiable appetite to succeed —- a trait which is just as present in his desire to help others off the field of play.” (Nation)