FIFA ‘requests suspension’ of Ivorian federation election

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first_imgFIFA have called on the Ivory Coast Football Federation (FIF) to halt its election campaign after Didier Drogba’s bid was rejected, a letter seen by AFP on Friday showed. FIF’s election has turned into a soap opera marred by incessant infighting and on Thursday the former Chelsea forward’s candidacy was thrown out as he had only received the official support of two of a required four Ivorian clubs. “We request the suspension of all action in relation to the election process until further notice,” the document dated August 27 and sent to FIF said. Advertisement Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Read Also: Juventus dream Messi, Ronaldo combinationThe ex-Elephants captain is standing against FIF’s former third vice-president Idriss Diallo, as well as the current vice-president of the national body and president of the League Sory Diabate.Earlier in August world football’s governing body had called on FIF to cancel its election due to the situation. Drogba’s election team said on Thursday it expected FIF’s decision which claimed he was ineligible to run for the position. “Drogba’s staff isn’t surprised by this decision to reject the bid. But we remain unfazed. We will react to conform to the texts which surround this election,” Mahamadou Sangare, a member of Drogba’s team, told AFP. Drogba also has the backing of the association for the former and its current players equivalent and has five days to appeal FIF’s decision. Promoted Content20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Unforgettable Shows From The 90s That Need To Make A ComebackWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWhat Women Find The Most Attractive In Men From The 60-sItalians Go Out On Balconies To Sing & Play Various Instrumentslast_img

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