Football, aside from the passion and the entertainment that it provides, is also a very lucrative enterprise. Clubs generate revenue from various sources ranging from tickets sales, shirts sales, promotions, sponsorships, partnerships among others.
Nigerians are passionate lovers of sports, as a result, sporting ventures have yielded huge profits for owners, investors, and stakeholders in Nigeria.
In recent decades, many celebrities in Nigeria have ventured into owning football clubs because of its huge popularity and profits.
Here, Naijmobile.com brings the top Nigerian celebrities who are proud owners of football clubs.
1. Senator Ifeanyi Ubah
Nigerian businessman and politician, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, founded the NPFL club “Ifeanyi Ubah FC” in the year 2015. The club is based in Anambra state, Nnewi precisely.
2. Kunle Soname
Nigerian enterpreneur and politician Kunle Soname is the proud owner of two football clubs: Nigerian club Remo Stars and Portuguese club CD Feirense. He founded Remo Stars in 2004 and acquired CD Feirense in 2015.
3. Dr. Daniel K. Olukoya.
The MFM Football Club was founded in 2007 by the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, a popular deliverance church, whose founder and General Overseer is no other person but Dr. Daniel K. Olukoya.
4. Felix Obuah
Felix Obuah is the founder of Nigerian football club Go Round FC, which is located in Rivers State, Nigeria. It was founded in 1994.
5. Bukola Saraki
In 2011, Nigerian politician Bukola Saraki establisjed the football club known as ABS FC, which is located in Ilorin. The team is sometimes fondly known as “Bukola Babes.”