37 year-old Chelsea forward, Didier Drogba has been honoured with the Barclays ‘Spirit of the Game’ award for his numerous charity work in Africa.
Drogba who recently raised£400,000 for the Didier Drogba Foundation at a recent charity ball have supported hundreds of children in the areas of education, finance and health.
Few weeks ago, The Blues legend launched one of the five hospitals he promised to build for his country as part of his charity activities.
“I come from a poor family where I played football in the streets with my friends with no shoes, there was no grass but we still enjoyed it. There is nothing better than when you see a kid with a smile on his face and that is why I’m trying to help. I want to do a lot of things in Africa, I want to give people the chance to dream, and it is easier to dream when you are in good health and happy.” He said in a video released by Barclays.