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Michael Essien’s wife buys bankrupt Italian third tier side for £206,000 at auction

The wife of Michael Essien, Akosua Puni Essien has purchased Italian third-tier side Como.  Akosua Puni Essien paid £206,000 for the Lega Pro side at an auction.

The deal is coming on the heels of her husband joining of Indonesian side Persib Bandung.

The club was declared bankrupt last year, and the deal doesn’t include the training centre or the club’s branding. Sounds like she’s got a big task on her hands.

A club statement read: “The new owner and her team wish to make both the first team and the youth team grow and become an integrated part of the city.

“They will put their efforts into creating conditions to take the team back to Serie B and to develop the club’s young talents to the best of their ability.”

Puni Essien describes herself as a “businesswoman, consultant, philanthropist” on her Twitter bio.

She said: “I am honoured to be part of a club that has 110 years of history.”

Como were relegated to Italy’s third tier last season and were in Serie A as recently as the 2002-03.

Como currently sit seventh in Lega Pro and could get a play-off spot.


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