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Didier Drogba joins Alison Becker in WHO after landing a lucrative sports job in the organisation.

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has been appointed World Health Organization Ambassador for Sports and Health. He will help promote the benefits of physical activity, healthy lifestyles and the value of sports, particularly for youth.

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Drogba has been appointed due to his humanitarian activities in Africa especially from his native Ivory Coast. The football star has since retired from football but returned to the pitch to play a charity match in France.

"I am honoured to team up with the World Health Organization and support its work to help people reach the highest level of health possible, especially young people in all countries,” said Mr Drogba during his ambassadorship announcement event at WHO’s Geneva headquarters. “I have benefited first hand from the power of sports to lead a healthy life and I am committed to working with WHO to share such gains worldwide."

Drogba will join Liverpool goalkeeper Allison Becker as one of the WHO goodwill ambassadors.

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