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Football Legend Didier Drogba Joins Exclusive List of WHO Ambassadors

Football Legend Didier Drogba Becomes WHO Ambassador

  • Former footballer Didier Drogba has been announced as the World Health Organization’s Goodwill Ambassador for Sport and Health
  • The former Chelsea football club legend an exclusive list of WHO football ambassadors that includes Brazilian footballer Alisson Becker
  • The announcement was made during the ceremony to launch the “Healthy 2022 World Cup

Former football star Didier Drogba has been appointed the World Health Organization’s Goodwill Ambassador for Sport and Health.

The announcement was made during the ceremony to launch the “Healthy 2022 World Cup – Creating Legacy for Sport and Health”.

The event was a partnership between Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health and its Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), and WHO.

The 4-time premier league winner joins a list of WHO ambassadors that includes Liverpool FC’s Alisson Becker and three-term Mayor of the City of New York Cynthia Germanotta and former UK prime minister Gordon Brown.

Drogba who is a two-time “African Footballer of the Year” will work together with the health authority to promote the benefits of physical activities and a healthy lifestyle.

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The opportunity will also be seized to emphasize the significance and benefits of sports among youth.

Didier Drogba

43-year-old Didier Drogba has an impressive track record of participating in various health campaigns and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

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