Friday, May 18, 2007

UN mission after FA Cup final for Chelsea's Drogba

English Premier League club Chelsea striker Didier Drogba will end his season in Saturday's FA Cup final against Manchester United and embark on very different sort of work for the United Nations fighting poverty. Having helped the Ivory Coast reached their first World Cup at last year's finals, he is well aware of the sense of occasion at the first FA Cup final at the new Wembley. "It's going be a fantastic moment, a bit like the last World Cup." But he added: "It's a good moment only when you win ...You need the commitment, you need to be more than 100 percent. It's going to be a very good final."

Drogba was appointed in January as a Goodwill Ambassador for the fight against poverty by the UNDP, joining Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldo. "It's to give everybody a chance to have a good life. We have this chance, we are in a better position than people in Africa or Asia. To go there and give them what they need is very important for us. To go and try to build some schools is very important because the children are the future of our world," he told Trevor Huggins of Reuters.

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