Kunle Soname, Nigerian Enterpreneur has purchased 70% stakes at Dele Alampasu’s Portuguese club Feirense to became the first Nigerian to own stake in a top European football club.
Clube Desportivo Feirense plays in the Portuguese second division league.
According to a statement on the club’s website: “Last Friday we effected a transformation of our club through the sale of part of the capital to our new partners, Tavisstock Global Resource Ltd, led by Mr. Kunle Soname.
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“We wish all the stakeholders the best and believe it will be a lasting partnership that would bring great sporting success to Clube Desportivo Feirense.”
Speaking on the take over, Soname said the takeover would impact positively on both his two clubs and Nigerian Football, adding, “It is a great thing to have achieved this. My sincere gratitude to God and everyone involved in the take over process.
“Securing Clube Desportivo Feirense was the next step in the right direction for me. I love everything about the club: the organisation, the philosophy and the fans I have no intention of changing anything in the club because I am satisfied with their operations.
“Rather, I want to ensure the progress of the club through promotion to the Portuguese Primera division.
“Having been involved in Nigerian football over the years by running Remo Stars Football club, I felt it was time to further develop the team. It would also bring benefits for Nigerian football through players transfer, training for officials and administrators, who have proven they have what it takes to succeed in Europe.
“I still have my commitment to Remo Stars FC; it is the beginning of all I have achieved in football and I will keep improving the team to get it to the greatest heights.
Nigeria youth international Dele Alampasu plays for the Portuguese second division side SC Feirense, after signing on a three-year deal after he parted ways with another Portuguese club Estoril, who belong to the top division.
Dele Alampasu got called to the Nigeria Senior National Team – Super Eagles, for the matches between Nigeria vs Congo on October 8th and Nigeria vs Cameroon on October 11th, played in Belgium for the first time.
The most recent before now we heard of any Nigerian buying any European club or come close rather is Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote, who has an estimated fortune of £10bn, who was reportedly keen to buy Arsenal.