Breaking: Nneka Ede becomes first African woman to buy a Portuguese club

Nneka Ede has become a recently trending name in the world of sports especially as far as the game of football is concerned. This is because she has just written her name on the sands of time and in the world’s history books by becoming the very first African (not just Nigerian) woman to buy a European football club by the name of Lusitano Ginásio Clube, a Portuguese club that has existed for 108 years.

The football enthusiast and entrepreneur, Nneka Ede became the owner of the European football club after she pulled off a deal last month (June), thus enabling her to take ownership of the 108-year-old Lusitano Ginásio Clube that is participating in Campeonato de Portugal (the Portuguese third division). An official statement from the club read: “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.”

Mrs. Nneka Ede in excitement said:

“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.”

It may interest you to know that Mrs. Ede is the second Nigerian to purchase a Portuguese club after businessman Kunle Soname bought Clube Desportivo Feirense in 2015.

This is surely another milestone in the history of Nigeria. It is also hoped that the billionaire businessman, Aliko Dangote will also be able to fulfill his aspiration to buy the Arsenal Football Club as he earlier expressed.

Nigerian NewsNow felicitates with Nneka and the Nigerian Sports lovers for this great achievement.

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