Mbappe to donate almost 36 million from his world cup earnings to charity

Kylian Mbappé recently became a world wide sensation for his sterling performance in the just concluded world cup 2018 games, which saw France emerge as the winners.

The 19-year-old is a talented footballer, but the decision he has settled on after the world cup is what might shock many especially those who feel it was not a right decision.

According to USA Today, Mbappe has decided to forward all his earning from the tournament to charity through Premiers de Cordée, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing access to sports for hospitalized children.

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Mbappé has worked with Premiers de Cordée in the past, and according to French outlet L’Equipe, he came to the conclusion back in June that the money made during the World Cup would better serve the organization than himself.

And it’s a lot of money. According to Sports Illustrated, the 19-year-old earns up to £17,000 (Ksh1,997,829) (approximately $22,537) Ksh (2,262,317.92) per game

Because of their win in Russia, he could be headed back to France with an additional £265,000(Ksh 35,247,509) bonus (about $351,316) Ksh (35,265,939)

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He was already a star before his incredible performance in the finals, but these money moves have earned Mbappé more fans than ever.

Among other footballers who give back to charity include

1. Didier Drogba

The ex-Chelsea foward helped end a 5-year-old civil war in his country after plea to support Ivory Coast in the 2006 World Cup.

He also has a charity organization called The Didier Drogba Foundation which works toward the betterment of basic necessities in Ivory Coast.

2. Craig Bellamy

This Premier League star has donated 1.4 million pounds(Ksh10,534.29) of his own earnings in Sierra-Leone to start the Craig Bellamy Foundation, which provides world-class education to young minds along with training them for football.

3. Mario Balotelli

He, reportedly, have been seen giving out 1000 pounds (Ksh1,323,30) to the destitute. And his generosity doesn’t end here-he donates half of his salary to various charities. Super Mario Indeed!

4. Mesut Ozil

He donated his World Cup earnings, i.e. 237,000 pounds(Ksh 3,152,324) to the World Cup host nation Brazil. 23 Brazilian children to will get benefit from this and will be able to use the money for their medical needs.

5. Lionel Messi

Messi has a foundation named Leo Messi Foundation and he is an active member of UNICEF. Besides this, Messi actively donates to his home country Argentina. Be it the construction of his childhood club’s dormitory or restoration of a hospital in his home town, he is there to help out.

6. Cristiano Ronaldo

He donated 1.5 million euros (Ksh 14,939.72)to set up schools in Gaza by selling the Golden Boot he won in 2012. He has helped to set up a cancer center in Madeira. He is now the brand ambassador for ‘Save The Children’ campaign which helps those kids who suffer from hunger and obesity.

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Happy Birthday to Didier Drogba as he turns 39

The Ivorian born football player has been voted among the best 100 foreign players, and today March 11, Didier Drogba turns 39-years-old.

Here’s what we know about the iconic goal scoring hero.

  1. He has made 381 appearances
  2. He’s scored 164 goals
  3. He’s won 12 major honors

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What are some of the amazing facts you know about him? Do share with us, and we will be happy to post it.

Happy 39th Didier.

Drogba wants to remain with Chelsea ‘family’

Didier Drogba said he wanted to remain a member of the Chelsea “family” beyond the end of the current English season.

The Ivory Coast forward made the announcement as he received the 2015 Football Writers’ Association Tribute Award at a dinner at London’s Savoy Hotel on Sunday.

Drogba returned to Stamford Bridge in pre-season, following spells in China and Turkey with Shanghai and Galatasaray respectively, but there has been no word yet from Chelsea chiefs as to what will happen to the forward when his current contract with the west London club expires.

But the 36-year-old made it clear Sunday he wanted to stay at Chelsea, even if he was no longer involved in a playing capacity beyond the end of the current campaign.

“When you have achieved so much and won so many trophies like we have done in the past 10 years, that creates something special,” said Drogba, who was powerless to prevent Chelsea losing 4-2 at home to third-tier Bradford City on Saturday in one of the greatest FA Cup upsets of them all.

“I hope, and the club makes me believe, I am part of this big family, so we are going to find the best thing for both of us to promote the club in the best way.”

Drogba added: “When I left this club (the first time), I was saying that I had done everything I wanted to do, but I think now that I did not do everything, I think there is more to do.

“I love this club and would love to be part of this club for the future, with the new players.”

– Mourinho praise –

Premier League leaders Chelsea have a chance to atone for their Bradford defeat when they face Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in the second leg of their League Cup semi-final on Tuesday, with the tie all square at 1-1.

“Everybody was disappointed and of course we are not proud of what happened (against Bradford), but the good thing is in two days we have another game, so we have to focus on this game and try to play better than we did at the weekend,” said Drogba.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, in his first spell with the Blues, brought Drogba to the club from Marseille in a £24 million ($40.7 million, 30.3 million euros) transfer in 2004.

Drogba went on to score 157 goals for Chelsea over an eight-year period and left the club in 2012 shortly after scoring the winning penalty against Bayern Munich in the Champions League final.

In a personal tribute to Drogba in the FWA dinner programme, Mourinho wrote: “Throughout my career, I have always refused to say which is my favourite player or the best person, because so many have given soul and blood to play and to fight with me, but if I have to choose one who represents all the good things you want in a player and a man, I think in this moment I would choose Didier.”

Portuguese boss Mourinho added: “I can say that he is a phenomenal person.”

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Chelsea brush aside Tottenham in 3-0 victory

Didier Drogba inspired Chelsea to a win over Tottenham to maintain the Blues’ six-point lead at the top of the table.

Tottenham missed two good chances early on – Harry Kane hitting the bar then dragging a shot wide – and Chelsea went ahead when Eden Hazard finished sweetly following a one-two with Drogba.

The striker, who replaced the suspended Diego Costa, then netted with a low shot following a Hugo Lloris mistake.

Substitute Loic Remy completed the win with a smart finish from 12 yards. There was plenty to admire about Chelsea, who once again turned on the style for 10 first-half minutes to blow away their second-best opponents.

Tottenham, who are still without a win at Stamford Bridge since 1990, could not deal with the sublime skill of Hazard, the power and physicality of Drogba and the rampaging runs down the right from full-back Branislav Ivanovic.