Chelsea fans in Kenya were left in cloud nine by a message posted by Ivorian legend Didierb Drogba on his Twitter page giving a strong hint that he could soon visit the East African nation.
Drogba hinted that he could soon make his maiden trip to Kenya in a response to a video posted by young girls from Samburu, Northern part of Kenya.
“Hi Drogba, thank you for supporting Samburu Girls Foundation. Welcome to Kenya, we love you,” the Samburu Girls Foundation, established by one of Kenya’s foremost women rights campaigners, Josephine Kulea to protect vulnerable girls from FGM, posted a video in appreciation to Drgoba for his support to the young girls.
In his response, the Champions League winner with Chelsea where he scored a thunderous header against Bayern Munich in the final in Munich in 2012 responded with an answer that left Chelsea fans Kenya drooling with excitement.
“Can’t wait to come visit you my Samburu girls. Josephine Kulea, can’t thank you enough for dedicating your heart for these beautiful girls. Keep up the great work,” said Chelsea all time top scorer.
And Chelsea fan stormed Drogba’s page with requests, some even proposing a lunch out with the man loved and hated in equal measures by a section of fans, especially those who lean towards Arsenal, whom he tormented during his time at the Stanford Bridge.
“Everyone at Chelsea Kenya welcomes you to Kenya, Didier. Do you have a ‘meet Chelsea fans’ plan? Please let us know. Will be happy to share a meal with the legend after a game of football,” a fan page Chelsea Kenya tweeted with a #DrogbaInKenya hashtag.
Kenya has been attracting former players
from EPL other top European leagues as well as top coaches. Some of the stars who have visited the tourism-rich nation include former Manchester United star Andy Cole, Kanu, Ronaldinho, Samuel Eto’o, Everton and Hull City teams as well as Roberto Di Matteo who coached Drogba to the champions League victory in Munich, and ex-Blues and current Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho.
The foundation has saved over 1,000 young girls from FGM and forced marriage, since it inception 2012, the year that Drogba steered the Blues to their only European title.