Shanghai: Didier Drogba has arrived in China greeted by approximately 750 fans at Pudong International Airport on Saturday morning (local time).
The Ivory Coast striker, who last month signed a two-and-a-half-year deal to join Shanghai Shenhua, was met by a huge crowd of supporters chanting his name at the airport`s arrival hall.
Drogba shook the hands of several fans - with many holding Drogba banners, sporting Shenhua scarves and waving Ivory Coast flags - and wore a smile during the brief appearance, before being whisked away from the airport.
The former Chelsea man will be officially presented to Shenhua supporters at Saturday`s clash with rivals Beijing Guoan, however he will not play in the game.
Drogba`s debut is expected to come in Wednesday`s Chinese FA Cup fixture away to Changchun Yatai.
I`ve got my strength back, which is nice. Now the next goal is to get my explosiveness and my fast twitch going, and that`s the next phase of my training.