WILFRIED ZAHA has bought his first football club after investing in his home country of the Ivory Coast. The Crystal Palace star has purchased Ivorian club Espoir Club D’Abengourou.
Zaha, 29, was born in the Ivory Coast before moving with his family to South London at the age of four. The former Manchester United man has bought the club alongside his brother, Carin, who oversees the running of his foundation, which is dedicated to improving lives in the African country.
Espoir Club D'Abengourou currently play in the fourth tier of Ivorian football, and the plan is to progress up the ranks. Carin Zaha told local media: “We have an U19 academy.
We will play in the Division d’Honneur this season. “The objective is obviously to go up, but first we want our youngsters to be in good shape and gain experience.” Zaha has made 28 appearances as an Ivory Coast international having switched his allegiance to The Elephants in 2016.Read more on thesun.co.uk