Dangote Set To Buy French Club

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man is on the verge of buying a French Ligue 2 club, Valenciennes.

French news platform, Entreprendre reports Dangote will buy 60% ownership of the club.

Aliko Dangote

The Nigerian business mogul has been linked with English Premier League side, Arsenal in the past.

However, a new turn of events sees him being linked with Valenciennes, formed in 1913 and which plays its home matches at the newly built Stade du Hainault.  

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The club have spent 40 seasons in League 1 and 36 seasons in Ligue 2.

They are yet to win the Ligue 1 title but have clinched the Ligue 2 title two times.

The Athenians have also played in the French Cup final once. Valenciennes are currently placed in the 15th position on the Ligue 2 table.

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