Didier Drogba supported Sadio Mane to win the 2019 ballon d’Or

The Chelsea Legend Didier Drogba has now supported the star to win the prestigious award, although it will be a very difficult one has no African player has been able to win it after George Weah.

The Senegalese star has been nominated for the 2019 ballon d’Or alongside his teammates VAN dirk and the likes of Lionel Messi and the Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Recall that the Liverpool and Senegal star helped his country to the final of the African Cup of Nation in Egypt, but lost to Algeria.

The Chelsea Legend Didier Drogba has now supported the star to win the prestigious award, although it will be a very difficult one has no African player has been able to win it after George Weah.

Although we already have the favourites who could possibly win the prestigious award, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Van Dirk.

Yet, Drogba believes the prize should go to Mane instead.

“Sadio Mane,” he answered when asked to pick his Ballon d’Or winner,

“For the AFCON, the Champions League, and the league championship. What he does in the Premier League, very few players are able to do it.

“It is possible, but it would have been possible [for others to win] well before. There are many players who have represented well the African continent, like Samuel Eto’o.

“What is a pity is that when we talk about African players, we talk about the continent, we do not speak of a country.

“We will never say ‘Kylian Mbappe represents the European continent’. It is a small shift [in mentality] that is present.

Didier will be part of those that will present the Ballon d’Or award to the winner, and hopefully, he believes an African player can win the award.

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