Former Germany international, Lothar Matthäus, buys Ghana Premier League side Accra Lions

Former Germany international Lothar Matthäus has purchased Ghana Premier League side, Accra Lions together with two partners of his.
According to the 1990 world champion, he shares the commitment with the former players’ agent Oliver König from Frankfurt and the Ghanaian professional footballer Frank Acheampong.

“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 has been given about the amount of Matthäus’ financial contribution.

König has been president of the club since January, and the 45-year-old ex-Dortmund midfielder Ibrahim Tanko acts as sports director.

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