A Nigerian Lady named Nneka Ede has become the first African woman to own a European football club after she successfully purchased Portuguese third division club, Lusitano Ginasio Clube for an Undisclosed fee.
The news of this acquisition was announced by Super Eagles Media Personality, Colin Udoh on his official twitter handle which was confirmed
The Aforementioned club has released an official statement to back up this claims. The statement reads:
“After months of negotiations with different entities, an agreement has been reached with Mrs Nneka Ede, a sports enthusiast and entrepreneur from Nigeria, a country filled with people as passionate and fiery about football as us and which incidentally share the same green and white in their flags, towards the transfer of the ownership of the SAD to the latter that will help us in our mission to take Lusitano to the next level.”
The lady in Question, has shown her excitement
“I am excited about this opportunity and I hope that this new chapter will deepen the already great sporting relation between Nigeria and Portugal.” She said.
“And to continue with the rich history of Lusitano club and provide a pathway for young talent to develop and shine through.”
This is really a great news!