Lothar Matthäus is now the club owner. The record national player has bought into the Accra Lions in Ghana.
Lothar Matthäus (62) is now the owner of the club. The former world-class soccer player has bought into Ghanaian club Accra Lions. Players’ agent Oliver König and former Ghanaian international Frank Acheampong (29) are his partners.
The two met Matthäus a year ago, and they inspired him to get involved. Sports director of the Accra Lions is Ibrahim Tanko (45), who Bundesliga fans should know from his time at Borussia Dortmund.
“Of course it’s a business model”
Lothar Matthäus makes no secret of the reason why he is becoming a co-owner of the Ghanaian middle-class club. “Of course it’s a business model,” admits the record international. The declared goal is to bring young, well-trained players to Europe in a serious way. That’s why he and club president Oliver König are investing in the training ground. “Ghana has always had huge talent potential, you can see that in the national team,” said Matthäus.
However, the Ghana national team is now a long way from its heyday, such as when the country advanced to the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup. At the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, it was already over in the preliminary round.
Lothar Matthäus is currently mainly active as a TV expert for football broadcasts, at Sky and RTL.
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