In a groundbreaking move, Nigerian businessman Kunle Soname is the first Nigerian to own a top European football club. Soname acquired 70 percent of Clube Desportivo Feirense, a Portuguese second division side.
The historic takeover was announced on the club’s website, with a statement expressing optimism for a successful partnership. Soname’s company, Tavisstock Global Resource Ltd, will be leading the transformation of the club.
Soname, who is also the President of the Nigeria National League team, Remo Stars Football Club, expressed his delight at the acquisition.
He sees the takeover as a significant milestone for both his clubs and Nigerian football as a whole.
Speaking about the acquisition, Soname said:
‘It is a great thing to have achieved this. My sincere gratitude to God and everyone involved in the takeover process. Securing Clube Desportivo Feirense was the next step in the right direction for me. I love everything about the club: the organization, 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.’
Soname has been actively involved in Nigerian football for several years through his ownership of Remo Stars Football Club.
He believes that this new venture will not only benefit his two clubs but also Nigerian football as a whole. He envisions player transfers, training opportunities for officials and administrators, and overall growth for Nigerian football in the European landscape.
Despite his new ownership of Clube Desportivo Feirense, Soname remains committed to the development of Remo Stars FC.
He sees it as the foundation of his football achievements and is determined to take the team to greater heights.
This article was updated 4 weeks ago