German, Lothar Matthaus, a former player of Bayern Munich, buys Accra Lions FC for € 2 million.


Lothar Matthaus

Lothar Matthaus, a former FIFA World Best player, is now a co-owner of Accra Lions FC in the Ghana Premier League.

The 62-year-old has now joined co-owners Oliver König and footballer Frank Acheampong as the club’s largest shareholder.

On Tuesday, May 23, 2023, Accra Lions revealed their newest stakeholder to the media at a brief occasion.

🇬🇭 Ghana Premier League club, Accra Lions, have been bought by ex-Germany captain & 1990 World Cup winner, Lothar Matthäus, together with two other partners which includes Ghanaian footballer, Frank Acheampong, per @derspiegel

It is believed the club was valued around €2…

— Bortey 🇬🇭 (@joelbortey) May 23, 2023

“Of course it’s a business model. Ghana has always had huge potential in terms of talent, and you can see that in the national team,” Matthaus said, as quoted by Bild.

“We want to bring young players to Europe in a serious way and already well-trained. That’s why we’re also investing in the training ground here.”

Kurt Okraku, the president of the Ghana Football Association, who was there, thanked Matthaus for his investment in the local team.

Former FIFA World Player of the Year and World Cup Winner, Lothar Matthaus has bought shares in Ghana Premier League side, Accra Lions. #JoySports

— ⬅️ #JoySports (@JoySportsGH) May 23, 2023

“We can see a vision unfolding. The partners Oliver König and Lothar Matthäus are winners so the club will become winners. Essentially, Ghana football will become a winner,” he said.

“Accra Lions have an identity. They play the kind of football I want to watch. They have the right level of investment in every aspect of the club.

“The good environment we have created in Ghana football has enabled and encouraged people to invest in Ghana football.

Since being promoted to Ghana’s top division, Accra Lions have played two seasons and are still among the most interesting teams in the nation.


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