DIDIER DROGBA REACTS TO FOUNDATION CORRUPTION SCANDAL

DIDIER DROGBA REACTS TO FOUNDATION CORRUPTION SCANDAL

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 DIDIER DROGBA REACTS TO FOUNDATION CORRUPTION SCANDAL

 

–  Didier Drogba’s Foundation is being investigated over “serious regulatory concerns” by the Charity Commission.

– Drogba Hits Hard at The Mails Journalists

DIDIER DROGBA REACTS TO FOUNDATION CORRUPTION SCANDAL
Didier Drogba reacts

DIDIER DROGBA REACTS TO FOUNDATION CORRUPTION SCANDAL

The Charity Commission has accused Didier Drogba of a smelt corruption in the player’s Charity Foundation in Africa.

This has led to the Commission’s investigation of the Ivorian’s Charity Organisation.

According to The Daily Mail, it is claimed that just £14,115 out of £1.7m that was donated to the Didier Drogba Foundation had gone to help a lot of individuals in Africa.

This development has informed the present investigative action embarked upon by the Commission. However, the former Chelsea striker is threatening legal action as he has regarded the Mail’s story “false and defamatory”.

In a statement, the Ivorian said: “There is no fraud, no corruption, no mismanagement and no lies.”

The one time Ivorian national team captain has also thrown a jab at the Mail journalists. According to the star, Mail journalists have fond of ‘’jeopardising the lives of many thousand African Children’’

DIDIER DROGBA REACTS TO FOUNDATION CORRUPTION SCANDAL

In reaction, The Mail said it “stands by every word of this important story” and had not alleged corruption or fraud.

It is in account that the Didier Drogba Foundation was launched in the UK in 2009 when the former Ivory Coast captain was playing for Chelsea.

The Charity Foundation is run in the striker’s home country- Ivory Coast but at the same time registered in the UK.

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In the article, the Mail claimed that £439,321 was spent putting on lavish fundraising parties attended by celebrities, while a significant figure worth more than £1m languished in bank accounts.

But Drogba said he had spent his own sponsorship earnings first and planned to use UK fundraising money for future projects.

In his statement, he listed the accomplishments of his foundation, including building a mobile clinic, investing in orphanages, and funding the purchase of school bags, books and a dialysis machine.

Drogba added: “I come from a poor family and I had to work hard to get where I am today, but this would mean nothing to me if I wasn’t able to give back to my country, my continent and my community.”

The Charity Commission said it had opened a case to assess “concerns about the administration of the charity and the oversight provided by trustees, all of whom appear to live abroad, as well as allegations that the charity has provided misleading information to donors and the public.

Didier Drogba Charity Foundation

“Further, the charity has raised and accumulated significant sums of money that have not yet been spent and further information is required over the plans to spend those funds.

“All these issues merit further investigation by the Commission“, he said, also adding it was at the early stages of his inquiry.

DIDIER DROGBA REACTS TO FOUNDATION CORRUPTION SCANDAL