Halala: Nneka Ede becomes 1st African female to own European club

Halala: Nneka Ede becomes 1st African female to own European club

- An African female entrepreneur has bought a Portuguese football club, Lusitano Ginásio Clube, Futebol, SAD

- Nneka Ede has become the first African woman to own a European club

- The club competes in the Campeonato de Portugal, the third division of Portugal’s football pyramid

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A woman identified as Nneka Ede has become the first African woman to own an European club after buying Portuguese club, Lusitano Ginásio Clube, Futebol, SAD.

The disclosure was made in a statement after the entrepreneur acquired ownership of the football club.

Briefly.co.za notes that Lusitano competes in the Campeonato de Portugal, the third division of Portugal’s football pyramid, and Ede took over ownership of the 108-year-old club in June 2020.

Nigeria’s Nneka Ede becomes first African woman to own European club

Lusitano Ginásio Clube, Futebol, SAD. Photo credit: 50minds.com
Source: UGC

She said: “I am excited about this opportunity and I hope that this new chapter will deepen the already great sporting relations between Nigeria and Portugal, continue with the rich history of Lusitano club and provide a pathway for young talent to develop and shine through.”

In other news, a Nigerian professor, Charles Egbu, has been appointed as vice chancellor of Leeds Trinity University in the United Kingdom.

The disclosure was made by the university, which said Egbu will take over from Margaret A House.

In a statement on the website of the institution, the outgoing VC held the office for seven years.

Egbu, who studied and taught at Leeds for years, will assume office on November 1, 2020.

The Anambra-born professor expressed excitement over the appointment while promising to consolidate on the institution’s long history.

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He said: “I am honoured to be joining Leeds Trinity; a University who’s values and ethos around widening participation, offering a personalised approach and encouraging all students to achieve their best, align with my own."

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that the University of California (UC) had named Michael V Drake as the first black president since the university was established some 52 years ago.

The UC Board of Regents unanimously voted Drake in as the university’s first black president. Until his appointment, Drake served as the chancellor at the University of California, Irvine.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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