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Ivory Coast star Didier Drogba blasts Jordan Ayew for being a flop at Marseille

Published on: 11 April 2014
Ghana striker Jordan Ayew

By Ameenu Shardow

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Ivorian star Didier Drogba has launched a scathing attack on Jordan Ayew, claiming the Ghana striker has failed woefully to live up to the iconic no.11 shirt at Olympique Marseille.

The former Chelsea star managed to make the no.11 jersey at Mariseille iconic despite playing for the French giants for just one season.

Drogba scored 19 goals in Ligue 1, five in the Champions League and six in the now Europa League in the 2003/04 season to ultimately become a cult figure at the Stade Velodrome.

The club have struggled to find a suitable replacement since the Ivory Coast star’s departure to Chelsea in 2004.

Senegalese striker Mahamadou Niang, rising Ghana star Jordan Ayew and Loic Remy have all attempted to fill the huge void left by Drogba.

The Galatasary hitman now looks back to call all his successors but for Niang spectacular failures in living up to the iconic no.11 jersey at Marseille.

“Loic Remy and Jordan Ayew, who successively inherited the famous Marseille number 11 jersey flopped,” Drogba told French online newspaper

“It was only Mamadou Niang who brought dignity to the number 11 jersey after I left.”

Jordan struggled to get regular first team action during his time at Marseille.

He has since January been on loan at relegation threatened Sochaux.


This article has 18 comment(s), give your comment
  • Stranger Danger says:
    April 12, 2014 03:55 pm
    Is what hes saying not true? Quite Frankly I don't Jordan is ready for WC, hes young and have a time to grow and I hope he can build up quickly and live up to the expectations. But I think hes still a bit inexperienced and not ready for WC
  • Dr Who says:
    April 12, 2014 07:32 am
    If the 11 jersey is so important to Drogba then he should come back and wear it.
  • bongo says:
    April 12, 2014 03:50 am
    Jordan likes to hold on ball too much time, whiles strikers r ready to score. His bro use to do dat, they need advise
  • Lord Denning says:
    April 12, 2014 12:58 am
    I hate to say this, but I don't think jordan is ready for the world cup. He needs to muscle up a bit more.
  • Murtala says:
    April 11, 2014 11:52 pm
    This is just another lie from Ghana soccer just to make trouble between players, what s shame.
  • NII-BI says:
    April 11, 2014 10:07 pm
    Its seems Drogba doesn't have anything to say! He cannot demoralise and intimidate our rising star for us! Like seriously he should give us some break!
  • tt says:
    April 11, 2014 10:32 pm
    Drogba made his professional debut aged 18 for Ligue 2 club Le Mans. A late bloomer, he signed his first professional contract aged 21 it was not until the 2002–03 season that he realised his potential, scoring 17 goals in 34 appearances in Ligue 1 for Guingamp. He moved to Olympique de Marseille in 2003 for £3.3 million. His scoring success at Marseille continued, finishing as the third highest scorer in Ligue 1 with 19 goals and helped the club to reach the 2004. at 17 jordan ayew signed a 3-year professional contract with Marseille and made his debut for the senior team on 16 December 2009 in a league game, scoring the equaliser against Lorient
  • kuukuphilly says:
    April 11, 2014 07:49 pm
    Sorry kuukuphilly
  • Dr Who says:
    April 11, 2014 08:13 pm
    Drogba should leave Jordan alone.
  • access says:
    April 11, 2014 07:21 pm
    The old man should shut up..Jordan is still young and yet to reach his prime...
  • kuukuphillh says:
    April 11, 2014 07:47 pm
    He needs a wake up call,so I cannot blame drobga.I will jump off the Walt Whitman bridge if he goes to Brazil.
  • Ken says:
    April 11, 2014 05:27 pm
    This is not fair if this article could be trusted. Drogba played with different players under a different manager. Where was Drogba at the age of 21? Nobody knew him at that age. Jordan will come good.
  • Abas says:
    April 11, 2014 04:05 pm
    Legendary Didier Drogbaaaaa!
  • spellBOUND says:
    April 11, 2014 04:46 pm
    drogba, u did ur part and left marseille. still having interests in your former team doesn't warrant attacks on other players at the club. not every player is DRODBA........
  • frimpong says:
    April 11, 2014 05:20 pm
    To be honest Jordan is not doing well at all and for that matter he doesnt deserve a chance in the black stars
  • wut says:
    April 11, 2014 05:24 pm
    Nonsense and NONSENCE. ........eerrrrrrrrr which club side do you play for again....? Tell me so that i can grade and judge you ... before you go opening your big month and hiding behind a compute screen and judging others.
  • ZG GH4LIFE says:
    April 11, 2014 03:56 pm
    Drogba please go drink some hot water
  • na kwame says:
    April 13, 2014 06:19 pm
    what a **** who belives drogba's age ...that age he was..when he started scoring those goes are not to compare to jordan...and he should shut up different kind of players needs time to develop..who does he think he is...this boy has talent and everybody know it. he needs time.....his time will surely come..