Nigerian Woman Becomes The First Black Woman To Own A Football Club In Europe, Buys Portuguese Club

Nneka Ede, a Nigerian entrepreneur has purchased Portuguese club side Lusitano Ginasio Clube, Futebol, SAD. A deal, which saw her become the first African woman to own a club in Europe.

Nneka Ede

Nigerian entrepreneur becomes first African woman to own a European club

“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.”

Lusitano SAD is the result of the transformation in 2016 of the senior team of Lusitano Ginasio Clube, a well known and popular club founded on 11 November 1911.

What a big stride!

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