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 By Ian Holyman

Didier Drogba and Youri Djorkaeff made Ligue 1 ambassadors

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Didier Drogba played for Le Mans, Guingamp and Marseille in France.

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba and France's World Cup and European Championship winner Youri Djorkaeff have been named as ambassadors for Ligue 1.

The pair were at the meeting of the French Football League's (LFP) Administrative Council on Thursday when they were presented as the faces of French football on the international market.

Though he announced recently he is likely to retire from playing next year, Drogba, 39, is expected to appear for the club he owns, Phoenix Rising, in the coming...

 By Ian Holyman

Didier Drogba joins Ivorian club's board ahead of expected retirement

Didier Drogba
Didier Drogba currently plies his trade with Phoenix Rising in the U.S.

Didier Drogba has joined the board of Ivorian side Williamsville Athetic Club as the former Chelsea striker prepares his post-playing career.

Drogba, 39, announced to French media last month he expects 2018 to be the year in which he finally hangs up his boots.

The Phoenix Rising forward and owner has already taken steps to ensure he remains involved in football by contributing to "the organisational and financial development" of WAC, based in the Ivorian capital Abidjan.

"We've been trying to formalise...

Mark Wilmots quits Elephants after World Cup failure

Ivory Coast are on the lookout for a new head coach after Mark Wilmots left the post in the wake of the Elephants' failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

The former Belgium international and coach only took the job six months ago, replacing Michael Dussuyer, but along with the Ivorian Football Federation has now "amicably agreed to end their collaboration".

This comes after Ivory Coast lost 2-0 to Morocco in Abidjan on Saturday to miss out on top spot in Group C -- and ultimately a ticket to...

Where was African World Cup qualification won and lost?

Africa's World Cup qualifying campaign is almost over, with only two more matches to play and all five of the continent's representatives in Russia already decided.

Over the last year, we've been treated to a fascinating tangle between Africa's top sides, with Nigeria, Senegal and Egypt securing their spots in Russia with a game to spare, and Morocco and Tunisia booking their tickets in their final fixtures.

In this feature, KweséESPN review the African qualifying campaign in its entirety and...

Top Five: Disappointments of the African World Cup qualifying campaign

KweséESPN picks out the five biggest African disappointments of the World Cup qualifying campaign.

Marc Wilmots was appointed by the Ivory Coast charged with helping the Elephants bounce back from their dismal Africa Cup of Nations title defence.

Unfortunately for the Elephants, the Belgian coach just oversaw a further slump for the West African giants, and his job now appears to be under threat.

Despite boasting one of the most talented squads in the continent, Wilmots oversaw just one win...