Didier drogba is out of the race to become the new president of the Ivorian football federation, FIF.

The Chelsea legend and ex-captain of the Elephants lost out in the first round of the election after accumulating 21 votes out of the 131 total available votes.

First round results: 131 total votes

Businessman, Yacine Idriss Diallo, a former member of the FIF and vice-president of Afad, a Ligue 1 club and Sory Diabaté, the former vice-president head to the second round of the elections to determine who becomes the president of the Ivorian Football Federation.

Drogba has been criticised by Yacine Idriss Diallo and Sory Diabaté for lack of experience when it comes to football administration.

The former Marseille forward who is best known for his career at Chelsea retired from football in 2018, at the age of 40.

This included over 100 games for the Ivory Coast national side and 65 goals. The powerful ex-Chelsea striker also scored 104 Premier League goals for the London side.

Drogba was named African Footballer of the Year twice, winning the accolade in 2006 and 2009. He his the nation’s all-time top goalscorer with 65 goals from 105 appearances.