Former Ivory Coast captain and Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has slammed two French medics for recommending Africa for coronavirus vaccine trials.

The two medical practitioners suggested on Wednesday that the effectiveness of the new jab should first be tested on Africans to determine whether it will be effective for the rest of the world.

This particular suggestion rubbed Drogba the wrong way as the retired top striker fired back at the medics for showcasing deeply rooted racism slurs against Africans.

“It is totally inconceivable we keep on cautioning this. Africa isn’t a testing lab. I would like to [strongly] denounce those demeaning, false and most of all deeply racists words.” Drogba took to Twitter.

Just like other continents on the planet, Africa is also grappling with the negative impacts brought about by the Covid 19 pandemic with Algeria, Egypt and South Africa bearing the brunt of the deadly virus with daily increasing numbers of new infections and fatalities.

Even though some parts of Africa have recorded relatively low cases of Covid-19 infections, Drogba instead called for support from the outside world to help the continent conquer the dreaded virus. 

He further reiterated that Africans should never at any given time be treated like human guinea pigs especially at this moment when the entire human race is threatened by  Covid-19 scourge, disrupting the world economies and shrinking the population.

“Helps us save Africa with the current ongoing Covid-19 and flatten the curve.

“Let us save ourselves from this crazy virus that is plummeting the world economy and ravaging populations health worldwide.

Do not take African people as human guinea pigs! It’s absolutely disgusting.” He added.

The retired decorated footballer as well called upon African leaders to take responsibility amid these challenging moments and shield their people against such external conspiracies.

“African leaders have a responsibility to protect their populations from those horrendous conspiracies. May God help us,” Drogba said.