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Koulibaly Invests In Former French League, Cup Champions

Koulibaly Invests In Former French League, Cup Champions

Senegal captain Kalidou Koulibaly has invested into French club side, Sedan Ardennes.

Formed in 1919, Sedan currently feature in the French eight division.

The club found themselves in the lower division due to financial issues which resulted in sanctions.

It won the French Ligue 2 title in 1955 and are two times French Cup winners (1956 and 1961).

Also, Sedan was crowned champions of the French Super Cup in 1956.

Koulibaly has now joined other African stars who have bought stakes in football clubs in Europe.

His Senegal teammate Sadio Mane acquired a majority stake in French fourth-tier side Bourges Foot 18.

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Côte d’Ivoire and Galatasaray star Wilfried Zaha in June co-invested in Croydon Athletic, a ninth-tier club based in the London neighborhood where he grew up.

The club, in the talent catchment area of bigger clubs such as the English Premier League’s Crystal Palace where Zaha made his name, is expected to help uncover and develop young players.

In 2022, Zaha, alongside his brother, also bought Espoir Club D’Abengourou, a fourth-tier side in Côte d’Ivoire. They hope to get it promoted to the country’s top-flight.

Other African football players including Cote d’Ivoire and Chelsea legend Didier Drogba, ex-Senegalese international Demba Ba, and Egypt/Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny have made moves to invest in football teams.


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