Under the supervision of FIFA, the Côte d’Ivoire Football Association will no longer have a boss from the spring of 2020. The election for Didier Drogba is scheduled to take place in November.
After more than a year of weakness, Ivory Coast football is still looking for a boss. The name of the new chairman of the Football Federation of Cote d’Ivoire (FIF) should have been known on May 16, 2020. But this process has been polluted by a series of crises, revealing the fragility of governance in this country, whether it is the key African football on the chessboard.
The core of the soap opera now seems to be calming down: the former elephant captain Didier Drogba (Didier Drogba). In August 2020, his candidacy was rejected by FIFA, prompting the player, who is also one of the country’s most popular figures, to compete for FIFA. The latter put the Federation of Côte d’Ivoire under supervision” Because he was unable to organize the election process in accordance with FIFA’s legal and regulatory requirements ».
From January to December 31, it was a normalization committee, chaired by Senator Mariam Dao Gabala, responsible for managing current affairs and preparing elections. The ballot is scheduled to be held in November and there are currently three candidates participating: Didier Drogba, FIF Sory Diabaté, former vice chairman, and businessman and former vice chairman. Diallo.
FIFA was invited to participate in the election process. During his visit to Côte d’Ivoire in May, President Gianni Infantino of Côte d’Ivoire met with the head of state Alassane Ouattara and the Minister of Sports Paulin Danho. Have the opportunity to pray for Ivorian football and call for its calm.FIFA boss « It is hoped that the assembly of a candidate and other applicants will unify the local football instead of splitting it », Summarize the leader of a professional club.
Some people seem to have heard a calm call. Such Idris Diallo (Idriss Diallo) said that he regrets the sometimes intense verbal communication between some of the three candidates’ supporters. ” Today, the tension has eased.We will leave on a healthier and more peaceful basis, He says. There are three candidates, and there may be more. Against the economic background of an intensifying health crisis, Ivorian football has suffered from these differences. We are talking about federal elections, not presidential elections! “