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Nneka Ede, A Nigerian Woman Becomes The First African to Own European Club

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By NigerianCelebLife | self meida writer
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A Nigerian agent and entrepreneur, Nneka Ede has left a mark on the world to become the primary African lady to claim a club in Europe following her obtaining of Portuguese club, Lusitano Ginásio Clube, Futebol, SAD.

The club on Thursday affirmed the news.

Lusitano contends in the Campeonato de Portugal, the third division of Portugal's football pyramid and Mrs Ede took over responsibility for 108-year-old club in June 2020.

In her own words, the new proprietor of the club uncovered that:

"I am amped up for this chance and I trust this new part will extend the effectively incredible wearing relations among Nigeria and Portugal, proceed with the rich history of Lusitano club and give a pathway to youthful ability to create and sparkle through."

An announcement from the club stated:

"Following quite a while of exchanges with various elements, an understanding has been reached with Mrs Nneka Ede, a games aficionado and business person from Nigeria, a nation loaded up with individuals as enthusiastic and red hot about football as us and which unexpectedly share a similar green and white in their banners, towards the exchange of the proprietorship of the SAD to the last that will help us in our strategic take Lusitano to the following level."

Mrs Ede turns into the subsequent Nigerian to buy a Portuguese club after agent Kunle Soname purchased Clube Desportivo Feirense in 2015.

Established on November 11, 1911 by a gathering of secondary school and business school adolescents, Lusitano got from Lusitania, the Roman name for the area relating to the ebb and flow an area of Portugal south of the Douro stream and to the advanced Spanish locale of Extremadura contended in Portugal's topflight for the first run through in the 1952–53 season wrapping up seventh.

The club delighted in a moderately effective period during the 1950s and 1960s and burned through 14 back to back seasons in the Primeira Divisão gaining a noteworthy fifth spot in 1956/57, and arriving at the semi-finals of the Taça de Portugal twice.

They were consigned in 1966 and have never contended in Portugal's first class ever since however they hold a glad record of being in the main 30 of groups with the most existences in the Portuguese topflight.

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