Michael Essien's wife has bought a third-division Italian soccer club at an auction.
Akosua Puni Essien, who is married to the former AC Milan, Chelsea and Real Madrid midfielder, bought Como for 237,000 euros ($254,000).
The price does not include the training center or the Calcio Como brand, and the team will now be known as FC Como.
A club statement says Puni Essien will return to Como soon and that she is "honored to be part of a club which has 110 years of history."
Como was relegated from Serie B last season. It is currently in seventh place and on course for the promotion playoffs.
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