Nigerian entrepreneur now owner of Portuguese club

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Nigerian entrepreneur, Nneka Ede has become the first African woman to own a European football club after she bought Portuguese third division side, Lusitano Ginasio Clube.

Ede who secured 100 percent ownership of the 108-years-old club which last played in the Portuguese top-flight division in the 1950’s for an undisclosed amount, said her recent acquisition will help foster a greater relationship between Portugal and Nigeria.

“I am excited about this opportunity and I hope that this new chapter will deepen the already great sporting relation between Nigeria and Portugal.” She said.

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