Lothar Matthäus, together with two partners, bought the Ghanaian premier league club Accra Lions. According to the 1990 world champion, he shares the commitment with the former players’ agent Oliver König from Frankfurt and the Ghanaian soccer professional Frank Acheampong.
Soccer record player Lothar Matthäus bought the Ghanaian first division club Accra Lions together with two partners. “Of course it’s a business model. Ghana has always had huge potential for talent, you can see that in the national team,” said the 62-year-old Matthäus of the “Bild” newspaper on Tuesday and explained his plan: “We want young people Bringing players to Europe. In a serious way and already well trained. That’s why we’re investing in the training ground here.”
The club is said to be worth around two million euros, but no information was given about the amount of Matthäus’ financial contribution. According to the 1990 World Champion, he shares his commitment with former players’ agent Oliver König from Frankfurt and Ghanaian footballer Frank Acheampong. He got to know both of them with joy – and they would have inspired him for the project. “So much so that we decided to become a partner here,” said Matthäus, who has already paid a visit to the Lions.
While König has been the club’s president since January, the sports director is also an old acquaintance from the Bundesliga. The now 45-year-old ex-Dortmunder Ibrahim Tanko, who comes from Ghana, directs the sporting fortunes of the capital city club.
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