German legend Lothar Matthäus explains why he purchased Accra Lions

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Former German international, Lothar Matthäus has become the co-owner of betPawa Premier League side Accra Lions.

The German legend partnered with Oliver König, a former German player agent, and former Ghanaian international Frank Acheampong to purchase the club.

Speaking at a press conference held on Tuesday to confirm the development, Matthäus divulged that his main aim is to develop talents: “What is important for me is performance and improvement from the players.”

“When we come first, I am happy but this is not why I am investing money in Accra Lions. I like the style of the club and how they work with young players because I think you have to start early to make the player better.

“[At young ages] they have players playing in the national youth teams and this can be the way and I like how Accra Lions perform on the field,” Matthäus said as quoted by MyJoyOnline.

Accra Lions was founded in 2015 and are currently sitting in ninth place on the Ghanaian topflight league. The club is valued at $2 million (€1.85 million) by Transfermarkt.

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