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Nigerian woman becomes the First African woman to buy a Football Club in Europe

A Nigerian Entrepreneur has sealed the deal to buy a Portuguese Football Club. The Woman, Nneka Ede, has become the First African women to buy a Football Club in Europe.

The Portuguese Club Lusitano Ginásio Clube, Futebol, SAD, commonly known as Lusitano plays in Campeonato, the Portuguese third tier. The deal was sealed after months of negotiation with different entities.

The announcement of the deal was seen in a Press Release by the Club which welcomed the new owner of the 108-year-old Portuguese Football Club.

A statement from the club 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."

Nneka also expressed her delight to be the owner of the club, saying “I am excited about this opportunity and I hope that this new chapter will deepen the already great sporting relations between Nigeria and Portugal, continue with the rich history of Lusitano club and provide a pathway for young talent to develop and shine through." 

This is an impressive feat for a Nigerian Woman becoming the First African Woman to buy an European Club. Congratulations to Nneka Ede.

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