Chelsea hitman Didier Drogba will be wedding long-time fiancée Lala Diakite today Saturday June 11 in Monaco, France before some 500 guests drawn from the world of sport and show business.
The ceremonies, to be chaired by Chelsea owner Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, will last until Monday June 13, according to organisers. Cameroonian football star Samuel Eto’o, Senegalese singer Youssour N’Dour, American R&B singer Akon and a crop of NBA stars have confirmed their attendance.
The marriage will be officiated at the Marie de Monaco to be followed by festivities at Monte-Carlo Bay – a popular seaside hotel in the Principality.
Drogba’s team-mates Salomon Kalou and Florent Malouda will be part of the groom’s men.
Drogba and his Malian wife-to-be Lala Diakite met in France while the player was beginning his career. They have three children.