Formal Chelsea striker Didier Drogba is set to turn into the primary African to be accepted into the Premier League Hall of Fame.
Drogba, who had an effective spell with the Blues during his playing days joins other five players casted a ballot in by people in general through an internet based vote and the Premier League Awards Panel.
This was uncovered on Thursday, April 21, 2022.
The Ivory Coast legend and five others will join the pair of Wayne Rooney and Patrick Vieira as the 2022 inductees and will be given their honors in a conventional function scheduled for sometime tonight in London.
Different players who will join Drogba are previous Manchester City team, Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany, and Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes.
Previous Manchester United star Peter Schmeichel and Arsenal legend, Ian Wright will likewise be drafted.
“Drogba was a four-time Premier League champion with Chelsea, acquiring a standing as the original major game player. The middle forward was fit for scoring each kind of objective and two times won the Premier League Golden Boot, in 2006/07 and 2009/10,” the Premier League said of the ex-Blue in an articulation.
Head League Chief Executive, Richard Masters, praised the most recent inductees, who he depicted as “A-list” players.
“The furthest down the line increases to our Hall of Fame were all a-list players who engaged fans all over the planet and assisted with characterizing various times of the Premier League.
“I praise them on getting the honor and thank the people who decided in favor of their #1 players. We presently have 16 unimaginable inductees in the Premier League Hall of Fame and I anticipate seeing who will follow them in years to come.”
The Premier League Hall of Fame perceives and praises the excellent ability and ability of people who have played in the Premier League since its origin in 1992.
It is the most noteworthy individual honor granted to players by the League.
Drogba, 44, seeking to become next Ivory Coast Football Federation President scored an aggregate of 104 objectives in 254 League appearances during two spells with the Blues.