Didier Drogba: Football key for peace, co-existence
Drogba, who played for Cote d'Ivoire and Chelsea, was a special guest at the 'Making Trade Score for Women' event held on 1 May at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland.
"Football isn't just about winning or losing, football is also about being a good person, learning how to live together, in a team full of different nationalities," said Drogba, who is also the World Health Organisation’s Goodwill Ambassador for Sport and Health.
"For example, (in) Chelsea, I was playing with Russians, Ukrainians, Germans, Ivorians, Ghanaians and we had to learn how to live together, to respect each other's culture and play for the same badge. These are the values that you win and you learn when you play football. This is something all the kids should have."
He also spoke about the growth of football in Africa, adding that the African Super League, which is set to kick off later this year, would be a great opportunity for the continent to develop infrastructure.
Sources: Africa News and World Trade Organisation