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Didier Drogba heading to New Delhi

Ivorian to coach in T20 football exhibition match

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Dubai: Al Wasl target Didier Drogba will coach in an exhibition T20 football match against Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in New Delhi on June 17, as the Ivorian makes his way to sign for China’s Shanghai Shenua.

The former Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker will manage the national winners of the Pepsi T20 amateur football tournament against an all-star line-up coached by former Indian football captain Bhaichung Bhutia at Thyagraj Stadium.

Bhutia’s squad will include cricketers; Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh and Murali Vijay, while Drogba’s squad will be led by Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor.

Pepsi’s T20 Football is a grassroots initiative to combine T20 cricket with street football. Played in a metallic cage, 20-minute knockout matches were held in major Indian cities including; Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Mumbai, Lucknow, Ludhiana and Delhi.