Didier Drogba: Chelsea legend announces separation from wife Lalla Diakite

– Didier Drogba wedded Lalla Diakite in a beautiful wedding in Monaco back in 2011

– The union got blessed with three kids but the couple has now separated after 20 years

– Drogba admitted that it was a difficult decision, but promised that their kids will be protected

Former Ivorian international and Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has announced his separation from his estranged wife Lalla Diakite. Didier Drogba and Lalla Diakite have separated after 20 years.

The pair married in June 2011 in Monaco in the presence of selected guests, but the player claims they have separated after 20 years of togetherness. Although he did not explain reasons for their separation, the two-time Africa Player of the Year Award recipient noted that it was a difficult decision.

He, however, stated that their three children will get maximum protection, adding that the privacy of the family will remain protected.

“I am not used to discussing my private life, but due to speculation in the media today, I will confirm that unfortunately after 20 years together Lalla and I have made the difficult decision to go our separate ways,” he wrote on his Instagram stories.

“We remain very close and our main goal has been our children and to protect them and the privacy of the family,” he added.

From the union between Didier and Lalla – the couple was blessed with three children, including Isaac, Iman and Kieran.

Only recently, Drogba was conferred with a traditional chieftaincy title in a village in his home country. The 42-year-old Champions League winner was named the Nanan Kadio Morokro III of Niable village on Tuesday, December 15.

This traditional title was bestowed upon the Premier League icon by the founder of the village Nanan Kouakou Kouao the Patient III.

It was gathered the former Ivory Coast captain was enthroned in the pure Akan tradition and received the attributes of a chief.

The former Blues goal poacher is currently in Niable with his foundation as part of a social work marked by the delivery of digital libraries and school kits to local schools. –


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