Former Ivorian international Didier Drogba is running for president of the Ivorian Football Federation, FIF; according to local media reports.
The former Chelsea man is reported to have filed his application for elections slated to be held later this year.
The 41-year-old will face competition from among others, a former playing colleague and turned politician Bonaventure Kalou, who was in October 2018 elected mayor of the municipality of Vavoua.
Incumbent president Augustin Sidy Diallo, will be another candidate to beat. He has been in the role since 2011. The final list of candidates should be known in the coming weeks according to reports.
Recently retired Drogba is on record to have voiced ambitions of heading the football federation in the West African country.
“It’s something that interests me: I want to get more involved. I think more and more about it. I know Ivorian football, I have played in selection for years and I invested in Ivorian football lately …
“I have not made my decision yet, but, if all conditions are met, why not?” he said in an interview on French broadcaster, RFI.