Sin­ner to saint – Drogba’s hospi­tal gift

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - GOODPASTIMES -

IN a re­mark­able show of char­ity, Chelsea striker Di­dier Drogba has pledged a £3-mil­lion do­na­tion to build a hospi­tal.

Drogba is hand­ing over the fee he will re­ceive for be­com­ing the new face of Pepsi.

Chelsea, his em­ploy­ers, should have been en­ti­tled to a cut from his spon­sor­ship fee as a re­sult of an im­age rights clause in Drogba's con­tract.

How­ever, fol­low­ing an ap­proach from the player to the club’s board, they have agreed to waive it.

Sources close to the re­mark­able deal also claim there will be a fur­ther gen­er­ous do­na­tion by Chelsea owner Ro­man Abramovich in a per­sonal show of sup­port for Drogba.

It is un­der­stood Abramovich may even have of­fered to match the do­na­tion.

The foot­baller launched the Di­dier Drogba Foun­da­tion two years ago, bought land in his home­town of Abidjan and com­mit­ted to raise funds to build a hospi­tal with the aim of open­ing the fa­cil­ity by the end of 2010. – Daily Mail

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