Kalidou Koulibaly: Senegal Star Becomes Part Owner of French Club CS Sedan Ardennes

Kalidou Koulibaly: Senegal Star Becomes Part Owner of French Club CS Sedan Ardennes

Lukman Mumuni
updated at May 8, 2024 at 6:45 AM
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  • Kalidou Koulibaly joins ownership of French club CS Sedan Ardennes
  • The Senegal defender will partner Teddy Pellerin in running the club
  • The Al-Hilal defender is on the verge of winning the Saudi Pro League

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Senegal captain, Kalidou Koulibaly, has become the latest footballer to invest in a football club after joining the ownership of French lower-tier side CS Sedan Ardennes.

The Al-Hilal defender follows in the footsteps of compatriot Sadio Mane, who bought French club Bourges Club last year.

Koulibaly will join Teddy Pellerin as owners of the club as he plans for life after football by starting his journey in the football business.

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Kalidou Koulibaly celebrates after scoring for Senegal at the World Cup in Qatar. Photo: RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP
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The announcement of the partnership was made on Monday, May 6, 2024, in a communique released by the Board of Directors of the club.

"A project focused on the training of young players. We are convinced that this collaboration will strengthen our club and contribute to the development of football in our region," part of the statement read, as reported by France Bleu.

CS Sedan Ardennes were demoted to Regional 3 due to financial problems, but the club quickly made a return to Regional 2. Their promotion inspired the French-born Senegalese's decision to pump money into the club.

Meanwhile, Mayor of Sedan, David Herbillon shared his excitement following Koulibaly's decision to invest in the club.

"The act of Renaissance of the club was laid with the rise on Saturday, today the announcement of the project of rise in 4 years in N2 carried by Teddy Pellerin and by Kalidou Coulibaly, world-famous player, gives new life to the CSSA. Realistic, solid, and ambitious project," he wrote on X, formerly Twitter.

The former Chelsea star is on the verge of making history in Saudi Arabia with Al-Hilal, who could end the season with a domestic treble.

Koulibaly wins first trophy with Al Hilal

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Senegal defender, Kalidou Koulibaly won his first trophy with Al-Hilal after starring in their victory over Al-Ittihad in the Saudi Super Cup final last month.

The former Chelsea centre-back played an instrumental role as the Saudi League leaders stopped Karim Benzema and his teammates in a 4-1 annihilation in Abu Dhabi.

Brazilian forward Malcom scored twice to add to strikes from Salem Al-Dawsari and Nasser Al-Dawsari with Abderrazak Hamdallah getting the consolation goal for Al-Ittihad.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.