Carry on scoring: Drogba on target for Shanghai as pay dispute rumbles on
10:25 GMT, 16 September 2012
Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba scored for Shanghai Shenhua on Saturday as he continued playing for the Chinese club despite a board dispute that threatens his lofty salary.
Chinese state media say Shenhua has not been paying its foreign players in full because of the dispute, which has led to speculation that Drogba could leave the club.
But Drogba started in Shanghai’s 3-0 win over Liaoning Hongyun on Saturday, scoring one of the goals.
Still got it: Didier Drogba celebrates with team-mats, including Nicolas Anelka, after his goal for Shanghai Shenhua
Making no mistake: Drogba is on target
The board dispute centers around wealthy owner Zhu Jun, who has poured money into the club to attract star players such as Drogba, but is upset that his 28.5-percent stake has not been increased.
Zhu has said he might withdraw some of his funding and only play for 28.5 percent of Shenhua’s expenses, including salaries.
Carry on playing: Drogba is continuing to play despite a pay dispute
Making his mark: Drogba is one of the star names at Shanghai Shenhua
Drogba joined the Shanghai club in July after helping Chelsea win last season’s Champions League final, His contract is reportedly worth up to 9.25 million.
Shenhua are 10th in the 16-team Chinese Super League.
Eyes on the ball: Drogba fends off Liaoning Whowin's Wu Gaojun
Job well done: Drogba takes his shirt off at the end of the game