Didier Drogba's Ksh21 million watch steals spotlight in Ivory Coast's AFCON heartbreak

FOOTBALL Didier Drogba's Ksh21 million watch steals spotlight in Ivory Coast's AFCON heartbreak

Festus Chuma 16:03 - 23.01.2024

A visibly emotional Didier Drogba, during Ivory Coast's AFCON game, caught attention with his luxurious Richard Mille timepiece.

Didier Drogba was close to tears on Monday night, his face, a canvas of disbelief and sorrow as Ivory Coast the nation he once led with indomitable spirit succumbed to a crushing 4-0 defeat against Equatorial Guinea in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Amidst the palpable despair at the Olympic Stadium of Ebimpe, a stark contrast caught the eyes of many – the glint of luxury on Drogba's wrist, a symbol of opulence in a moment of defeat.

The legendary Ivorian striker, known for his football prowess and iconic status at Chelsea, was spotted in a poignant scene, his hands clasped on his chin, the weight of the nation's disappointment mirrored in his eyes.

However, it was not just the vivid orange of the Ivory Coast jersey that drew attention but also the gleaming timepiece that adorned his wrist.

Captured in that moment of shock was Drogba's Richard Mille RM 61-01 Yohan Blake Monochrome, a watch not just in sync with the national colors but also an emblem of exclusivity and high-end craftsmanship.

Valued at a staggering $135,000 (approximately Ksh 21,937,500), this watch is not just an accessory; it is a statement. The Richard Mille RM 61-01 is renowned for its precision and exceptional design, limited to a mere 50 pieces worldwide according to Superwatchman.

Drogba, with his penchant for excellence and uniqueness, has been known to spot different colors of this exquisite model, each a testament to his refined taste and the heights of success he has achieved.

While Drogba's career on the field has been marked by remarkable achievements, including leading Chelsea to multiple Premier League titles, FA Cups, and a memorable UEFA Champions League victory, his journey off the field is equally compelling.

Drogba is all-time top scorer and former captain of the Ivory Coast national team and has always been a figure of admiration. 

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