Chelsea Legend Didier Drogba has offered his hospital in Ivory Coast as a CoronaVirus treatment centre, MySportDab reports.
The hospital based in the city of Abidjan launched in 2016 and named after Ivory Coast Legend Laurent Pokou, who died in the same year.
The outbreak of COVID-19 across Africa has remained contain able.
However, there are concerns the deadly virus could start to spread more rapidly.
The head of Abidjan’s regional council Vincent Toh Bi Ire has recognised Drogba for his ‘patriotic gesture’ and also confirmed that the hospital will help them fight the disease.
‘We thank Drogba for his effort considered as an act of patriotism,’ Toh Bi said.
The first CoronaVirus case in Ivory Coast was confirmed on March 11 and since 574 people have been diagnosed with the virus and five confirmed dead.
MySportDab understands Drogba’s hospital is part his Foundation, that he set up four years back to provide financial and helpful support in both health and education to everyone across Africa.
Drogba scored 65 goals in 105 matches for Ivory Coast during his football career.