The world of football is buzzing with excitement as Africa’s wealthiest titan, Aliko Dangote, is on the brink of scoring a major goal in the French football scene. That’s right, the big kahuna of the Dangote Group, Africa’s most colossal industrial conglomerate, is gearing up to snatch a whopping 60% stake in the French Ligue 2 club, Valenciennes!
French media bigwig, Entreprendre, has been hot on the heels of this thrilling development. If you’ve been keeping score, you might recall that Dangote previously had his eye on the Premier League prize, Arsenal, but that dream didn’t quite pan out. However, it seems he’s ready to take a shot at Valenciennes, a club with a rich history dating back to its formation in 1913.
The Valenciennes squad, affectionately known as the Athenians, can be found tearing up the pitch at the state-of-the-art Stade du Hainaut. Though they haven’t yet managed to nab the elusive Ligue 1 title, they’ve proudly hoisted the Ligue 2 trophy on two separate occasions. Their journey has also led them to the French Cup final once, making their presence known in the competitive world of football.
Currently sitting at the 15th spot on the Ligue 2 table, Valenciennes might just be in for a game-changing infusion of Dangote magic. So, sports enthusiasts, keep your eyes peeled and your vuvuzelas at the ready, as we eagerly await the outcome of this high-stakes deal!