Drogba returns to Chelsea, signs one-year deal

Didier Drogba... Photo: Courtesy Goal.com

 Drogba says returning to Chelsea was an easy decision.

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Former African footballer of the year, Didier Drobga, has returned to Stamford Bridge as English Premier League side Chelsea announced the signing of the Ivorian on a one-year contract.

Drogba, who spent the last eighteen months in Turkey with Galatasaray, is expected to continue from where he stopped helping the Blues to win major trophies in his eight-year stay in London.

Speaking on Chelsea’s official website after completing his signing, Drogba said it was easy for him to make the decision to re-join the club that brought him so much fame and glory.

“It was an easy decision – I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to work with Jose again. Everyone knows the special relationship I have with this club and it has always felt like home to me. My desire to win is still the same and I look forward to the opportunity to help this team. I am excited for this next chapter of my career,” Drogba stated

On his part, coach, Jose Mourinho, said, “He’s coming because he’s one of the best strikers in Europe. I know his personality very well and I know if he comes back he’s not protected by history or what he’s done for this club previously. He is coming with the mentality to make more history.”

Drogba’s 34 goals in the European competition remains a Chelsea record, as his nine strikes in nine cup finals.


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  • Sunny

    This is a beautiful write-up by Mr. Femi Aribisala of recent, most importantly the conclusive part of the article where he called on the PDP and APC to stop playing politics with the current security situation in our country. In addition, Mr. Femi has been able to raised part of the reasons why Nigerian military has not been able to battle this bandit group called Boko Haram very well. But there is an aspect he failed to point out clearly, which is the position of the current GEJ-led administration on the mismanagement of the money budgeted for security so far. There is no doubt about the fact that our military is under-equipped despite the huge amount of money being budgeted for security in the past three years now, the questions should be; 1. who are those pocketing the money within the military and the political office holders? 2. what is the position of the Federal Government on the weak state of Nigerian military despite the huge amount of money going into the sector? I think Nigerians should start asking critical questions from these political office holders across the country and stop being spoon-feed by their aides. Victory against this bandit called Boko Haram is our collective commitment, even despite the state of our military, we must continue to pray and encourage them to do more. May God save and help Nigeria.

  • Segun Surulere

    The Nigerian military has been irredeemably politicised and only a mass purge and reorientation can save it from itself. From recruitment to training to ethnic composition to command and doctrine , the Army and indeed other military forces are overdue for change.
    Simple issues for any military such as respect and discipline are not adhered to or managed properly. You see rank and file soldiers soldiers misbehaving in civilian society and expect the same people to obey orders and fight in defence of their fatherland ?
    Look at the top echelon as well , they mostly carry potbellies and are all interested in acquiring lucre . They lobby to be posted to juicy out-takings and some we are reliably informed are the bedrock of the crude oil smuggling network. They see their retired generals living large in plush homes with the likes of David Mark , the multiple owner of golf clubs, heading the Nigerian senate and still calling the shots. The typical colonel wants to drive a Range Rover and have several properties in Lekki Phase One. He has no intention of dying in the warfront. God forbid.

  • Okache

    I agree completely with the conclusion of the article. This is clearly not the time to play politics but time for APC and PDP to come together and drive the satanic sect back to hell.

  • Baj Orduh

    We are almost Mali. Let us burry our pride and call for African Union for troops.France did for Mali, but Britain will not do it for us and for their interest

  • 2015 president

    But mr femi you are already playing politics with this write up. If the ruling party can solve these problem the better leave the stage for others, so don’t expect different result from doing the same thing.

  • Dan Fulani

    Mr Femi, are you tied of insulting the North and her Muslems?
    No Army on earth can abuse it’s citizens the way the army did to us in the North east and expect to win any war.
    An average civilian doesn’t know the difference between the army and the insurgents in this war.
    In fighting insurgency public cooperation is very important to the army.