Oldham Athletic confirms club is under new ownership

OLDHAM Athletic is under new ownership after Abdullah Lemsagan’s takeover of the club was confirmed on Friday at a news conference at SportsDirect.com Park.

The Dubai-based Lemsagan has been forced to relinquish his role as a football agent before being permitted to take charge of the EFL League One club.

Lemsagen has been in discussions with Oldham since August with the negotiations painstaking and often complicated before they were approved by the EFL.

Here is how Lemsagan’s arrival was announced on the club’s website.

It read: “Simon Corney has been in discussions regarding the takeover of Oldham Athletic Association Football Club for several months.

“The club can now officially announce that a deal has been agreed and the English Football League have approved the change in majority shareholding to Mr Abdallah Lemsagam.

“Mr Corney believes that in Mr Lemsagam he has found the right man to take the club forward and one who has the resources, skills and contacts to do so.

“This is a huge step for the football club and Oldham Athletic would like to thank Mr Corney for his years of service and support during his 14-year tenure.

The club would also like to take this opportunity to thank the EFL for their co-operation and the supporters of Oldham Athletic for their patience during this transition period.”