Didier-Drogba
Didier Drogba (left) signing the gold mine purchase documents next to Cote d’Ivoire’s Economy and Finance junior minister Niale Kaba (centre) and Ivorian Budget junior minister Abdourahmane Cisse

Ivorian footballer and Galatasaray FC striker Didier Drogba has reportedly bought a 5 per cent stake in his country’s largest mining company.

The former Chelsea forward according to African Review paid $74 Million to acquire part of the state’s shares in the company

Drogba had expressed interest in purchasing the stakes at the state owned mine last March but encountered difficulties sealing the deal. It took the intervention of the country’s president Alassane Ouattara before the deal was concluded last Friday.

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