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World Cup 2010: Ivory Coast Defender Souleymane Bamba Admits Didier Drogba Is Struggling For Fitness

World Cup 2010: Ivory Coast Defender Souleymane Bamba Admits Didier Drogba Is Struggling For Fitness

Broken arm disrupting star man's tournament...

Ivory Coast defender Souleymane Bamba has admitted Didier Drogba is still struggling with the fractured arm that threatened to derail his World Cup 2010 campaign.

The Chelsea superstar picked up the knock in a friendly against Japan and was initially ruled out of the tournament. Despite the severity of the blow, after undergoing surgery the 32-year-old has competed in the Elephants' two Group G matches, with the aid of a special cast, and scored in the 3-1 defeat to Brazil.

Speaking to the Daily Record, Bamba confirmed that Drogba has been unable to fire on all cylinders in South Africa.

"Didier is our captain and a massive influence on the side and it was a big disappointment with his injury," Bamba noted.

"We can tell he is still not 100 per cent fit. We can see he is not going into challenges as strongly now because he's scared to feel his arm again but his goal against Brazil will give him confidence."

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