Black woman becomes first African female to own European football club

Black woman becomes first African female to own European football club

- A Nigerian female entrepreneur has bought a Portuguese a club, Lusitano Ginásio Clube, Futebol, SAD

- Nneka Ede has become the first African woman to own a European club

- The club competes in the Campeonato de Portugal, the third division of Portugal’s football pyramid

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A Nigerian woman identified as Nneka Ede has become the first African woman to own an European club after buying a Portuguese club, Lusitano Ginásio Clube, Futebol, SAD.

The disclosure was made in a statement after the Nigerian entrepreneur acquired ownership of the football club.

YEN.com.gh notes that Lusitano competes in the Campeonato de Portugal, the third division of Portugal’s football pyramid and Ede took over ownership of the 108-year-old club in June 2020.

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Nigeria’s Nneka Ede becomes first African woman to own European club

Lusitano Ginásio Clube, Futebol, SAD. Photo credit: 50minds.com
Source: UGC

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She 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.”

In other news, a Nigerian professor, Charles Egbu, has been appointed as vice-chancellor of Leeds Trinity University in the United Kingdom.

The disclosure was made by the university, which said Egbu will take over from Margaret A House.

In a statement on the website of the institution, the outgoing VC held the office for seven years.

Egbu, who studied and taught at Leeds for years, will assume office on November 1, 2020.

The Anambra-born professor expressed excitement over the appointment while promising to consolidate on the institution’s long history.

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He said: “I am honoured to be joining Leeds Trinity; a University who’s values and ethos around widening participation, offering a personalised approach and encouraging all students to achieve their best, align with my own."

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh also reported that Fred McDowell, a Black man born between 1904 and 1906 in Rossville, Tennessee spent most of his life as a farmer but ended up shocking the world as a guitar genius.

A report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Face2FaceAfrica indicates that McDowell learned to play the guitar by 14 but it was not until he was 37 that he managed to own one.

All through the years, after he learned to play, the talented guitarist still worked as a full-time farmer with only a few performances for tips.

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