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17 Mar 2017

Michael Essien's Wife Purchases An Italian Football Club At An Auction(See)

Italian third tier team,Como, has been bought by Michael Essien's wife as announced by the club.

Michael Essien's wife,Akosua Puni Essien paid 237,000 euros ($332,500) at an auction for the club, according to
Italian media, after they had been declared bankrupt last year.

"The new owner and her team wish to make both
the first team and the youth team grow and become an integrated part of the city," a club
statement read on Thursday (Friday AEDT).

"They will put their efforts into creating conditions
to take the team back to Serie B and to develop
the club's young talents to the best of their ability."
Puni Essien describes herself as a
"businesswoman, consultant, philanthropist and
mother of three lovely kids" on her Twitter feed.

Como have had several short stints in Serie A, the
longest being from 1984 to 1989 and the most
recent in 2002-03 when they were relegated after
one season.

They were relegated to the fifth tier in 2005 after a previous bankruptcy.

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