Former Ivorian international Didier Drogba has confirmed his divorce from his wife Lalla Diakité. The couple have quietly separated for a year. But, one video was enough to fan it all.
Didier Drogba and his wife are no longer married. It all started with a video where we see the former Ivorian international in bed with a young woman. Faced with rumors of infidelity and controversy, the former footballer wanted to set the record straight. “I am not used to discussing my private life, but due to speculation in the media today, I will confirm that unfortunately after 20 years together Lalla and I have made the difficult decision to go our separate ways. Last year. We remain very close and our main goal has been our children and to protect them and the privacy of the family, ”he wrote in a story on his Instagram account.
Didier Drogba and Lalla Diakité, the niece of former Malian President Amadou Toumani Touré, met in 2011 during a football match between Michel Goba, Didier’s uncle. The current quickly passed and the two lovebirds celebrated their union in Monaco civilly. The couple have three children, Isaac (born 2000), Iman (born 2002) and Kieran (born 2009). Didier Drogba made his professional debut at Le Mans in France between 1997 and 2002. He then signed in turn at Guingamp (2002-2003) and at the Olympique de Marseille (2003-2004). He then left for Chelsea, England (2004-2012). He subsequently joined Shanghai Shenhua in China and Galatasaray in Turkey (2012-2014). He then returned to Chelsea before signing for the Impact in Montreal, Canada (2014-2016). He ended his career at Rising Phoenix (2017-2018) in the United States.
The former captain of the Elephants began his international career in July 2002. On August 8, 2014, he announced his international retirement at 36. He played 106 games and scored 66 goals for the national team. He was a two-time Africa Cup of Nations finalist (2006 and 2012) and won several individual accolades including best player in Chelsea history in 2015.