AFRICANGLOBE – Kunle Soname who is the President of Nigeria National League (NNL) team, Remo Stars Football Club is the first Nigerian to own a top European football club.
Nigeria business man Kunle Soname has finalised the deal which makes him the owner of Portuguese side, Clube Desportivo Feirense.
Soname who is the President of Nigeria National League(NNL) team, Remo Stars Football Club is the first Nigerian to own a top European football club.
Through his company Tavisstock Global Resource Ltd, purchased 70 percent of the club, which plays in the Portuguese second devision after they were relegated in 2011.
The deal was finalised on Friday, October 9 according to 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,” the club statement on the website read.
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 his two clubs and the Nigerian Football.
It is a great thing to have achieved this. My sincere gratitude to God and everyone involved in the take over process,” Soname is quoted as saying.
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.