Didier Drogba is 39 years old and the Ivorian footballer is not only an active player but has also managed to continue breaking records but only this time around outside of the actual pitch.
The iconic figure of Chelsea has recently turned into a part owner, part player and club ambassador of the United Soccer League club Phoenix Rising FC.
Phoenix Rising FC is attempting to earn a promotion spot into the MLS but have so far struggled trying to secure points on a consistent basis as they are positioned at the 12th spot after 9 matches played.
Upon having officially joined Phoenix Rising FC, Didier Drogba voiced his thoughts concerning this new chapter in his life as the veteran player said:
“Together, Phoenix is going to be in the MLS. This is the beginning of an amazing journey. This is the beginning of something very important for me and I hope we are going to be together for a long time. We’re going to win a lot of games here’’
“It’s a great feeling to be here with the team. I think if there wasn’t this opportunity to go to the MLS, I would still be here to help the club and the city to get to the MLS. This one is a great challenge and I’m really proud to be a part of it.”
This is clearly not the start of the season that Didier Drogba wanted to experience in this new challenge of his career but he does appear to be motivated on achieving his goal.
It’s believed that Didier Drogba turned down various offers from clubs from all over the world with major bids being launched, especially from Asian outfits and the Ivorian player decided to turn them all down as he opted with the American club Phoenix Rising FC.