Former Chelsea forward Didier Drogba has revealed that he will hang up his boots at the end of next season.
The 39 year old Ivorian international who now has a role of player-owner of United Soccer League side Phoenix Rising FC, scored 10 goals in his 14 appearances for the club this season to help the side qualify for the playoffs.
Drogba believes he still has enough in the tank for one more season in top flight football in a career that has span 19 years.
“I think next year will be my last season. There comes a time when you have to stop,” Drogba told RMC Sport.
“I need time for my other projects. It’s good to play, but at 39, it holds me back a bit.”
Drogba began his career at French side Le Mans, before subsequent spells at Marseille and English giants Chelsea where he won 4 premier league titles and one UEFA Champions league crown in 2012.
He also captained Ivory Coast at three FIFA World Cup editions, including scoring Ivory Coast’s first ever goal at the finals in a 2-1 loss to Argentina in 2006.
By: Daniel Koranteng/citifmonline.com/Ghana