The retirement of Cameroun legend Samuel Eto’o saw a close to a distinguished career which spanned more than 20 years. It was little surprise that on social media, the debate of who the greatest forward in Africa sprung up with one familiar name trending Didier Drogba.
Throughout their peaks, both players were always compared with each other. Drogba was the face of Roman Abramovich Chelsea, with the Ivorian critical to the early success of the club after signing from Marseille in 2005.
His physical style of play and his ability to score from any chance made him a nightmare for defenders. He also helped Mourinho implement the 4-2-3-1 formation which was an anomaly to the 4-4-2 formation popular at the time.