The Premier League Hall of Fame inductee finished in the third position during Saturday’s election.

Former Chelsea and Cote d’Ivoire striker Didier Drogba could not get the majority votes to become the president of the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) after crashing out in the first round of the elections.

According to Saturday’s results made available to the media, the two-time African Player of the Year secured the third position, coming behind Yacine Idriss Diallo and Sory Diabate.

With 21 votes, the former captain of the national team was clearly overtaken by his two rivals, Yacine Idriss Diallo (59 votes) and Sory Diabaté (50 votes), after a long elective General Assembly (AGE ), repeatedly postponed in recent months.

In the second round, Idriss Diallo beat Sory Diabaté by a breath, 63 votes to 61.

Yacine Idriss Diallo

He succeeds Augustin Sidy Diallo after four and a half years of crisis at the FIF.