Kunle Soname, a Nigerian business man has bought Clube Desportivo Feirense, a second division Portuguese club.
Nigerian business tycoon Kunle Soname has bought the Portuguese second division side, Clube Desportivo Feirense. This was confirmed by a recent statement on the club’s website. the statement disclosed that;
Last Friday, October 9, 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 Kunle Soname.
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.
According to a report in The Guardian, Soname secured 70% of the club, which last played in the Portuguese top-flight division in 2011.
With the takeover, Soname becomes the first Nigerian to own a club in Portugal. He is also the president of Nigeria National League side Remo Stars Football Club
Speaking about the takeover, Kunle Soname expressed delight with this great achievement.
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.
Kunle Soname is the chairman of the popular sports betting site Bet9ja. he has become the first Nigerian to buy a European club.