Michael Essien’s wife Akosua Puni Essien, has bought an Italian third division club Calcio Como FC for €237,000 and hope to revive the club again.
The Ghanaian businesswoman, Puni, won the auction to purchase the Lega Pro outfit following the club’s bankruptcy last year..
Pageone gathered that her bid was the only formal proposal at the auction, as a previous three attempts to sell the club found no takers.
The cost of the operation does not include purchasing the current Calcio Como branding and the Orsenigo training ground.
“Mrs Puni Essien and her team are honoured to be here and become part of a club that boasts 110 years of history,” read a statement.
“The genuine promise and desire of the new owners are to grow and build both the first team and the youth sector, becoming an integral part of the fabric of this city.
“The owners also pledge to create the conditions to bring FC Como into Serie B as soon as possible and to develop its talents to the best of their abilities.”
It should be noted that the club Como are still in full gear in Lega Pro’s Girone A and are in sixth place gunning for a promotion play-off spot.