German legend Lothar Matthaus announced as Accra Lions co-owner


Former Germany international and 1991 FIFA World Player of the Year Lothar Matthäus has purchased a stake in Ghana Premier League team Accra Lions in a significant development for Ghanaian football.

The announcement comes after Accra Lions hinted on Monday that a World Cup legend would become a part-owner of the team. Matthäus, a World Cup winner, has joined forces with renowned football agent Oliver Konig, Ghanaian winger Frank Acheampong, and the club.


Matthäus, a revered figure in world football, enjoyed a storied career that saw him lift numerous trophies and accolades.

As the recipient of the prestigious World Player of the Year award in 1991, his inclusion in the ownership group signifies a major milestone for Accra Lions and highlights the growing interest and investment in African football.

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Alongside Frank Acheampong and Oliver Konig, the trio brings a wealth of experience, expertise, and global recognition to the club, promising an exciting new era for Accra Lions.

Lothar Matheus expressed his delight while inspiring the players to do more.

“I like to spend all my time in football. I want to give back to the community.

“I want to help with my experience. We know the football a bit longer than you so you can always come to me or anyone else in the team,” he said.

“You’re very professional. You’re all very talented from what I saw in training. The facilities were very good and I want to make sure we improve it even more.

“Beating Aduana Stars after a rough patch in form is the kind of mentality I like. That’s why I’m here.”

Among the dignitaries present at the event which was held in Accra was the president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kurt Okraku who commended the club and wished them good luck.

“We can see a vision unfolding. The partners Oliver König and Lothar Matthäus are winners so the club will become winners. Essentially, Ghana football will become a winner,” Okraku remarked.

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“Accra Lions have an identity. They play the kind of football I want to watch. They have the right level of investment in every aspect of the club.”

“The good environment we have created in Ghana football has enabled and encouraged people to invest in Ghana football.”




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