I was shocked for several minutes. Why will anyone buy a jersey for $7,500? Was it made of diamonds or what? Alas it was sold for a cause, a worthy cause.
Didier Drogba Chelsea shirt was
auctioned for $7,500 in Abidjan to raise funds for Salomon Kalou Foundation. The foundation is building a private hospital in the African country to treat kidney diseases.
“Didier Drogba is a good person. When I arrived at Chelsea, I
was just 20 years old. And we all know that at that young age earning big money could be a problem. But Drogba was always there to counsel and guide me. Drogba is a very humble person. He has always been there for me. I owe him a lot.” Kalou said.
The 29 year-old also donated $25,000 to his foundation. Asides the jersey, Drogba made a donation of a dialysis machine
worth $50,000. His fellow countrymen, Gervinho and Yaya Toure also contributed their quota.
Their jerseys were auctioned for $850 and $3,500 respectively.
Credit: Super Sports