Drogba Foundation used only 1% of donations for good causes

By Jeffrey Owusu-Mensah
Didier Drogba with Princess Beatrice at the Foundations 2012 ball

A Uk based charity organisation founded by former Chelsea star, Didier Drogba is being investigated after it was found less than 1 per cent of the cash it raised in the had  gone to the  causes they were intended for.


Supported by Princess Beatrice and David Beckham, the Didier Drogba Foundation had received over £1.7 million from royals and businessmen but only £14,115 has been spent so far for good causes.

Drogba, a former captain of the Ivory Coast national team had intented to use the funds to build a hospital and help educate impoverished children in his West African homeland, but has only been able to put up a yet to be furnished hospital.

The empty hospital built in Ivory Coast

More than 30 times that amount  — £439,321 — was spent putting on lavish fundraising parties, where the Princess and other famous guests enjoyed champagne and were entertained by leading pop stars — while the rest was left languishing in accounts.

The shocking evidence will horrify the charity’s backers — including Frank Lampard, Pele, John Terry, Roger Federer, Bono, Donna Air, the girlfriend of the Duchess of Cambridge’s brother James and Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is also known to have made a ‘large personal donation’, Daily Mail UK reported.