Ivorian football legend, Didier Drogba is now a Ph.D. holder.
The former footballer was awarded an honorary degree at the Réseau des Universités des Sciences et Technologies des pays d’Afrique (RUSTA).
Drogba received the degree in the company of his mother, Clotilde, at a ceremony organized at the university’s premise on Thursday.
The 44-year-old played many times Ivory Coast and was a key member of the team that qualified for the country’s first-ever World Cup in 2006.
His international career spanned over a decade, as he rose to become the Elephants’ all-time top scorer with 65 goals, and also one of the all-time greats of English football club Chelsea where he presently plays an ambassador role.
Off the pitch, Drogba has also been a very influential figure in his home country, helping to stop a three-year civil war in 2005.
The two-time African Footballer of the Year has also supported children and invested massively in health infrastructure in his country in recent years.
The former Ivory Coast international is widely respected across the world for his excellence on and off the pitch.