Footballer Didier Drogba's foundation cleared after charity probe

Updated: Dec 03, 2016, 12:49 IST | AFP

Didier Drogba’s charity foundation to help causes in Africa has been cleared following an investigation into “serious regulatory concerns”


Didier Drogba

London: Didier Drogba’s charity foundation to help causes in Africa has been cleared following an investigation into “serious regulatory concerns”.

The Charity Commission launched a probe into Drogba’s foundation earlier this year after the Daily Mail claimed just £14,115 ($17,764, 16,668 euros) out of £1.7 million donated to the former Chelsea star’s charity had actually been used in Africa.

In the article, the Mail claimed that £439,321 was spent putting on “lavish” fundraising parties, and more than £1 million “languished” in bank accounts.

Drogba said he had spent his own sponsorship earnings first and planned to use UK fundraising money for future projects.

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