A charity run by Didier Drogba is being investigated over “serious regulatory concerns” by the Charity Commission.
The Daily Mail claimed that just £14,115 out of £1.7m donated to the Didier Drogba Foundation has gone to good causes in his native Africa.
Former Chelsea striker Drogba, 38, is threatening legal action and called the Mail’s story “false and defamatory”.
In a statement, the Ivorian added: “There is no fraud, no corruption, no mismanagement and no lies.”
Drogba, who plays for Canadian Major League Soccer club Montreal Impact, accused the Mail journalists of “jeopardising the lives of many thousands of African children”.
More to follow.