Didier Drogba robbed in Cote d’Ivoire

The iconic striker had €7,500 stolen from him when his hotel was raided during a visit back to his homeland, but no suspects have been arrested

Galatasaray striker Didier Drogba was robbed in his hotel while on holiday in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire last week.

The 35-year-old striker, who was back in his homeland for a brief visit, returned to his room on June 12 to find his luggage unpacked and some €7,500 missing.

The Chelsea legend immediately reported the incident to the management of Hotel Ivoire, a five-star establishment and the country’s biggest hotel, where several players from the national team spend their holidays.

Nobody has been arrested for burglary and the funds have not been recovered, according to the police, despite an investigation being opened.

Cote d'Ivoire booked their place to the third and final round of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers last weekend without Didier Drogba.

However, coach Sabri Lamouchi said this week that the Elephants’ all-time top scorer could return to the international fold for the next round of friendlies.