German legend Lothar Herbert Matthäus has been named as the new partner of Ghana Premier League side Accra Lions, according to media reports.
The former Bayern Munich and Inter Milan legend is currently in Ghana for an official announcement by the club at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra.
Meanwhile, the event is expected to be attended by various distinguished personalities, including the Minister of Youth and Sports, Honourable Mustapha Ussif, the German ambassador, His Excellency Daniel Krull, and a leading member of the Ghana Football Association.
In addition, Nii Samuel Adjetey Mohenu, the chief of Abokobi, where the club is based, will grace the event, alongside members of the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG) and prominent figures from the football industry, both domestically and internationally.
Lothar Matthäus, who capped 150 times for Germany, won the Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year Award in 1990 while plying his trade at Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan.
A versatile and complete player, Matthäus is regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time and was renowned for his perceptive passing, positional sense, well-timed tackling, and powerful shooting. During his career, he usually played as a box-to-box midfielder, although late in his career he played as a sweeper.
He played an instrumental role in West Germany’s 1990 FIFA World Cup triumph.