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Despite indications that key players and former stars might not support his bid, Didier Drogba has submitted his  forms to contest for presidency  before the deadline for next month’s Ivory Coast Football Federation elections.

According to Reuters,The 42-year-old former African Footballer of the Year is one of four candidates contesting the presidency of the West African country’s football association.But he is still not certain to be on the ballot for the Sept. 5 vote.

Besides the requirement to get nominations from three of the 14 Ligue 1 clubs and two from the lower divisions, Drogba must get the endorsement of any of five special interest groups: coaches, doctors, current and former players and referees.They have not all made public who they are backing, and the candidates are first vetted by an electoral commission before qualifying to stand in the elections. That outcome is expected to take five days, a federation spokesman said



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