Thursday, April 17, 2014

Didier Drogba Launches Men's Underwear Range For Charity

Not many people would fancy taking on David Beckham when it comes to posing in underwear.
But fellow footballer Didier Drogba clearly isn’t scared of Golden Balls and has launched his own range – Drogba & Co in collaboration with Hom.

And the 36-year-old, who is two years younger than Becks, has decided to model them himself and what's more one euro from each pair sold goes to the Didier Drogba Foundation.

The former Chelsea star can be seen in the image wearing the tight under wear while writing his name on a piece of glass in front of him.

Accompanying the snap, he wrote: 'I'm very proud to announce the launch of my underwear brand.The first underwear brand that will be launched to support a foundation,my foundation, The didierdrogbafoudation.

'They will be out on 1st of May,you can pre-order them at 1€ from every pair sold will go to my foundation #drogba&co #drogba&co #drogba&co #drogbaco #didierdrogbafoundation #underwear #launch.'

The Ivorian footballer, who plays as a forward for Galatasaray in the Süper Lig, is known not only as one of the best players in Chelsea’s history but also for his charity work over the years.

The Didier Drogba Foundation was set up to provide financial and material support in health and education to the African people.

The father-of-three decided on building the hospital after a trip to the Ivorian capital's other hospitals, saying at the time: ‘I decided the Foundation's first project should be to build and fund a hospital giving people basic healthcare and a chance just to stay alive.’

In order to raise money star-studded galas are held every year, which sees other footballers reach in their pockets to donate.

Over the years Drogba has played an important part in helping bring peace to his county.
Following the news that the Ivory Coast had qualified for the 2006 World Cup, he made a plea to combatants which led to a cease fire after five years of civil war.

In 2007, Drogba was appointed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a Goodwill Ambassador.

His continued to demonstrate his charitable nature over the years and in late 2009, he announced he would be donating the £3 million signing on fee for his endorsement of Pepsi for the construction of a hospital in his hometown of Abidjan.

Not surprisingly his involvement in the peace process led to Drogba being named as one of the world's 100 most influential people by Time magazine for 2010.

Meanwhile according to reports AS Roma are keen to for the player, who has scored 21 goals since joining the Turkish side, to join them this summer.