Ex-Chelsea star reveals how he borrowed money for food before he was successful in football Legit.ng

  • Senegal striker Demba Ba explained that things were not rosy for him years ago in his professional career
  • Before playing for Chelsea in the Premier League, Demba Ba struggled in the lower division in France
  • Between 2013-2014, Demba Ba played 33 games for Chelsea, scoring seven goals for the owners of Stamford Bridge.

Former Chelsea striker Demba Ba has revealed how difficult things were for him years ago when he started his football career, saying he was right to borrow money to eat.

The joy and dreams of all footballers are to reach the zenith of their career where they can earn a lot of money for themselves and their family.

Many footballers came out of the grass to be successful in life, like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi had nothing at the start of their careers, but today they are among the richest athletes.

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Demba Ba
Demba Ba in action for Chelsea in the Premier League. Photo by Jamie McDonald
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According to the report on Complete Sports, Demba Ba explained that the money he earned from his first contract in Rouen was not enough, and that he had to borrow to eat.

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Demba Ba’s reaction

“My first contract in Rouen in the French fourth division was € 1,063 net per month, and I had to borrow € 300 the first month to feed myself.

“90% of the time, the comments I received were: ‘We already have the same quality of player in the team. “

“They didn’t know I was training twice a week with amateurs at the time, not six times a week with professionals.

Chelsea legend Drogba comes back with a stunning hat trick to help the club beat Wenger 7-4

Earlier, Legit.ng reported how Chelsea legend Didier Drogba proved he still had it on Wednesday 13 October, after scoring a hat-trick in a charity match involving Marseille legends and Arsène Wenger’s UNICEF team at the Orange Velodrome.

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Drogba may have retired from professional football in 2018, but the Ivorian international proved the class is permanent with scintillating displays at the charity match.

His team took a 7-4 victory on the night in a game where Drogba was heavily involved in the goals.

He opened the scoring for the Marseille legends and got his second tying goal for his side to bring the score to 2-2.

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