Shola Akinlade Buys 55 Percent Stake at Danish Club Aarhus Fremad

Shola Akinlade Buys 55 Percent Stake at Danish Club Aarhus Fremad

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:29 PM
  • Shola Akinlade who is a Nigerian businessman has bought the biggest share at Danish club Aarhus Fremad
  • The 37-yeae-old made it clear that his target is to help Nigerian player move from the country to the European club
  • Fans have been hailing the young Nigerian for investing his money in a local club and European side

Young Nigerian billionaire Shola Akinlade has bought 55 percent stake to be in control at Danish second division club Aarhus Fremad thereby adding to the number of Nigerian investors throwing huge sums on soccer.

The 37-year-old is the Chief Executive Officer of Paystack and also the owner of Sporting Lagos FC, a club he found last year with the target of them competing in the topflight in future.

Aarhus Fremad will now be Sporting Lagos sister club with the aim of the Nigerian club sending players who are good to Europe.

Shola Akinlade, Aarhus Fremad, Sporting Lagos
Shola Akinlade buys 55 percent stake at Danish club Aarhus Fremad
Source: Twitter

According to the report on Naija Footballer, Akinlade explained that he is happy to become major stakeholder of an European club.

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Statement Shola Akinlade made

“I am truly honored and excited to embark on this new chapter with Aarhus Fremad and further our shared commitment to engaging and empowering local communities.

“By strengthening the relationship between Sporting Lagos and Aarhus Fremad, we aim to create an environment that fosters education, growth, and opportunity for our players and the community at large.
''I have the utmost confidence in Lars Kruse’s continued leadership as CEO, and together, we will strive to maintain the values and long-term goals that have made these clubs such a cherished part of their respective communities.”

Clubs to win over N100m

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how NAIJA Super 8, an off-season football competition to rekindle affection for the domestic game, was, on Wednesday, launched in Lagos state.

The competition’s organizers, Flykite Productions, stated during the launch at the prestigious Marriot Hotel in Ikeja, Lagos, that the objective of NAIJA Super 8 is to build a more enduring romance with the game domestically.

Chief Executive Officer, Flykite Productions, Jenkins Alumona, explained that NAIJA Super 8 is a game-changing intervention to re-ignite and sustain excitement in club football in Nigeria.

Alumona appreciated MTN Nigeria, Pepsi, Moniepoint, SuperSport, and DStv for sponsoring the NAIJA Super 8 tournament.

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