Football icon Didier Drogba reacts to the sudden death of JJ Rawlings

Football icon Didier Drogba reacts to the sudden death of JJ Rawlings

- Former Chelsea star Didier Drogba has reacted to the demise of Ghana's former president JJ Rawlings

- He took to his social media handle to eulogize the Ghanaian statesman with glowing words

- Former president Rawlings passed away yesterday, November 12, 2020, at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital

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Ivorian international footballer and former Chelsea football club icon, Didier Drogba has commiserated with the whole of Ghana over the death of JJ Rawlings.

In a number of posts sighted by YEN.com.gh on social media, Didier Drogba recounted how the late Jerry John Rawlings played a pivotal role in the political life of Ghana.

Football icon Didier Drogba reacts to the sudden death of JJ Rawlings

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After sharing a very popular photo of former president Jerry John Rawlings, Didier Drogba captioned it:

"My sincere condolences to my dear Ghanaian Brothers for the loss of The President @officeofJJR

He was a strong believer of democracy, a leader who worked hard for a social and economical transformation while leading by example #RIPJerryRawlings #Ghana"

Nigerian actor Pete Edochie reacts to the death of his bosom friend JJ Rawlings

In reacting to the post, one Ghana Twitter user wrote: "Thank you for your tweet the legend

@didierdrogba. That his soul rests in peace. #RIPJerryRawlings #Ghana"

Another commenter wrote: "@didiedrogba beyond the condolence message, you have indeed proved yourself a legend again. At trying times like this in Africa, a unifying voice like yours is all we need to place this continent firmly on the path of growth. Your message on Rawlings means a lot. Stay safe bro."

The Ivorian International went on to post another iconic photo of late Jerry John Rawlings and Nelson Mandela in a convoy and captioned it:

"What a picture"

Many of the fans and followers of the football living legend, could not agree more with Drogba as they also commiserated with Ghana over the loss.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that multiple award-winning veteran Nigerian actor, Pete Edochie, has reacted with great sadness to the passing of former president Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings.

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In a post sighted by YEN.com.gh on the official Instagram page of the actor, he eulogized the former Ghanaian leader and prayed that he would rest in peace.

Pete Edochie is not the first non-Ghanaian celeb to commiserate with Ghana over the sudden passing of former president Rawlings as Nigerian singer Davido has also done same.

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Source: Yen Ghana

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