PUMA Football News Archive

Didier Drogba

May 2010

  • Living Legends United

    Living Legends United

    May 29, 2010

    The mood was wonderful behind the stadium, as the players from Ivory Coast, Ghana and Cameroon got together before the big Unity Game.

    They might be rivals in two weeks,  but none of that could be seen when they got together and goofed around like kids.

  • Les Elephants Wind It Up With Nicknames

    Les Elephants Wind It Up With Nicknames

    May 28, 2010

    We asked Gervinho why he changed his name from Gervais Yao Kouassi to 'Gervinho'?

    "When you get in the football squad at ASEC Abidjan they give you a nickname," he explained. "Because we have a Brazilian coach, we're given Brazilian names. So, everyone in this current squad has a nickname: mine is Gervinho, his [pointing to his interpreting team-mate] is Kalouno. It's basically a variation of your name. My full name is Gervais Yao Kouassi, so the Gervinho comes from Gervais. For me, since then the name just stuck!"

  • Les Elephants and Cowbells

    May 24, 2010

    PUMAFootball had an equally fun as intense day of travel as we have arrived to Gstaad in Switzerland. First we bumped into Didier Drogba for coffee and tea at the airport and chatted about the FA Cup and their new coach, Sven Goran Eriksson.

January 2010

  • Q&A With The Stars Of Africa

    Q&A With The Stars Of Africa

    January 20, 2010

    Didier Drogba

    I don't know if we can win the Africa Cup of Nations - I hope so but there are a lot of good teams who will try to stop us.

    We had a lot of work to qualify. We were frustrated after the Burkina Faso game as they didn't attack a lot and tactically they stayed compact. We needed to score one and we didn't, which forced us to win against Ghana to go through.

  • The Elephants And the Black Stars Get Ready to Rumble

    The Elephants And the Black Stars Get Ready to Rumble

    January 14, 2010

    Didier Drogba is not afraid of much and that includes Emmanuel Eboué trying to stab him with a fork. Still that doesn't deter the mischievous full-back from trying to perforate his significantly bigger team-mate. Despite a sticky start to their Africa Cup of Nations thanks to a 0-0 draw with Burkina Faso, spirits are high in the Côte d'lvoire camp.