By Adeboye Amosu:
Former Super Eagles captain, Nwankwo Kanu, has paid tribute to Ivory Coast legend, Didier Drogba on his retirement from football, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Drogba, 39, announced earlier this year that he was set to retire from the game, but seemingly changed his mind in the days following the end of his career with Phoenix Rising in the American soccer’s second division.
However, Drogba took to Twitter on Wednesday to post a message thanking fans, family and team-mates for helping guide his career.
And Kanu has wished the former Chelsea and Galatasary forward the best in his future endeavours.
“Congratulations and I wish you good luck and all the best in your future career and well done for all your contributions to football in Africa and the world. @didierdrogba,” Kanu tweeted on Thursday.
Drogba has spent the last two seasons with Phoenix, where he is also a part owner, scoring 17 goals over his time in American soccer’s second division.
Drogba also featured for clubs like Le Mans, Guingamp, Marseille, Shanghai Shenhua and the Montreal Impact.
The announcement marks the end of Drogba’s trophy-filled career, which included four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, a Super Lig crown, and, perhaps most memorably, the 2011-12 Champions League crown.