Ivorian professional footballer, Didier Drogba, who plays as a striker for Canadian Major League Soccer club Montreal Impact has confirmed that he will be leaving the club after the MLS season.
Following the 3-2 win against Toronto FC in the first leg of the Eastern Conference finals, Didier says that will be his last home game for the club.
The all-time top scorer and former captain of the Ivory Coast national team came in as a substitute in the 71st minute.
As at 53 minutes, Montreal was leading with a 3-0 scores. Later Toronto gained two late goals. The second leg of the tournament will be played on November 30.
The winner will move on to the MLS Cup final in Seattle or Colorado holding on 10th December.
On the question of the way forward after Tuesday’s tournament, the Striker had this to say:
“There’s still one or maybe two games to go. Next week’s game is more important than if it’s finished or not.”
He did not mention if he was signed to any other club at the moment but says he will not be returning to Montreal.
It was reported that Chelsea wanted the star back at the end of last season but he signed up for another year in the MLS.
It is speculated that Drogba may take up a coaching role at former club Chelsea.
Marking the end of his contract with Montreal, the Canadian club released a video with a concluding clip that said “Merci Didier.” The club thanked him for a time well spent with them.
While with Montreal Impact, Didier has scored 27 goals in 33 games.
Drogba, has played for Chelsea, Marseilles, Galatasaray and Shanghai Shenhua.
The recorded professional best in his soccer career however was his time with Chelsea. The former striker for the club scored more goals with Chelsea than any other foreign player. Didier is currently ranked as the club’s fourth highest goal scorer of all time.
Didier Drogba has been named African Footballer of the Year twice, winning the accolade in 2006 and 2009.