Nigerian businesswoman and sports enthusiast Nneka Ede has purchased Portuguese club Lusitano SAD, the club announced.
Nneka becomes the first African woman to own a club in Europe.
Lusitano Ginásio Clube, Futebol SAD plays in the Campeonato de Portugal, the country’s third division.
A club statement 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.” the Portuguese club added.
Mrs Nneka reacted to the agreement by 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.”