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Essien's wife buys Italian club Como

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ITALIAN SERIE B

2018/2019 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
1 Brescia 11 10 2 43
2 Palermo 11 9 3 42
3 Benevento 11 6 5 39
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Michael Essien's wife purchases Italian club Como at an auction

Como stadium
Como were relegated from Serie B last season.

The wife of former Chelsea, Real Madrid and AC Milan midfielder Michael Essien has bought Italian third-division side Como at an auction.

Akosua Puni Essien bought the club for €237,000. The price does not include the training centre or the Calcio Como brand, and the team will now be known as FC Como.

A club statement said Puni Essien will return to Como soon and that she is "honoured to be part of a club which has 110 years of history.''

Como were relegated from Serie B last season and are...