Drogba’s exit from Chelsea continues to make headlines in the Ivorian sporting press. ‘L’Expression’ agrees with the player’s decision to leave west London and says the Ivorian captain’s adventure with the blues always had to end one day. Drogba explained his decision to a press conference to make his move clear: “I wanted to put an end to all the speculation and confirm that I am leaving Chelsea. It has been a very difficult decision for me to make and I am very proud of what we have achieved, but the time is right for a new challenge.” For the paper, the thirty-four year man’s decision comes at the right moment in so far as he has fulfilled his mission by helping his side to win ten titles including the Champions League with victory over Bayern last weekend. The article ends saying that Drogba has become a legend in the club’s history scoring 157 goals in 341 appearances. ‘Supersport’’s front page is dominated by the Ivorian international celebrating victory and calls his destiny heroic and incredible. It recalls the powerful striker’s achievement over his eight seasons with his side. He grabbed three premier league titles (2005, 2006 and 2010), four FA Cup awards as well two Carling Cup trophies and the recent Champions League win. The paper also speculates on the former Marseille striker chances to win the world’s best player award in which Real Madrid’s Christiano Ronaldo and his rival Leonel Messi were quoted as favorite for in the race. Have things changed since Saturday night with the emergence of the Elephants’ emblematic scorer, asks the author of the article. As for his future destination, there is an article that says it’s not only Manchester City or Tottenham who would be happy to sign him. French side Paris Saint Germain who have plenty of cash are also monitoring the player.
Posted in: Press reviewPublished: May 23, 2012