Nguyem Nam and PVF – new major owners management rights of FC Sarajevo
08.03.2019 at 10:48h
On Friday, 8th of March 2019, Football Club Sarajevo held a press conference regarding the change of majority voting rights owner of the club.
General director Sabrina Buljubasic and Chairman of the board of directors, Senad Jahic spoke at the press conference on behalf of FC Sarajevo.
Media and public were informed that the previous major investor, Mr. Vincent Tan has brought the decision about selling a major part of his share to the new investors from Vietnam – Mr. Nguyen Hoai Nam and PVF (Vietnam Football Development and Investment Fund).
By closing this deal of buying and selling, Mr. Tan will keep 30% of voting rights, while 60% goes to the new investors. The rest of the 10% is still in dispose of domestic investors.
SABRINA BULJUBAŠIĆ: „Mr. Nam has been involved in the Club management since last year. He was following the results and improvements that we implemented, which means that this change will not be drastic. All decisions are made in consultants with the Supervisory board, Board of directors and Majority voting rights owner and thus there will not be many changes in the future“.
PVF is a professional, modern football academy focused on development and investment in football. It is present on a global level with cooperation with well-known names and clubs. PVF is the largest private corporation in Vietnam. Technical director of PVF is a former French football player, currently manager and coach, Philippe Omar Troussier. During his career, he was managing national teams of Japan, Nigeria, South Africa, Ivory Coast, and Burkina Faso.
SENAD JAHIĆ: „There will be no big changes in the field of sports segment of FC Sarajevo. Bosnian public should know that Mr. Nam is a partner and he is already involved in football in the past years. We will have many possibilities of player exchanges, and taking that into consideration, that will bring benefits to the Club“.
PVF owns the best training center in Asia. Their focus is on the development and affirmation of coaches and players. In the future, FC Sarajevo will be able to cooperate with PVF about this, but also, FC Sarajevo will be a priority in regard to other Clubs when it comes to the players.
In the last six years, Mr. Tan was the major investor and owner of majority of voting rights (90.05%) of FC Sarajevo. During that period, the Club has improved regarding infrastructure, business, and management. Mr. Tan has allowed for the club to make a move towards Europe, returning the debt, and saving the club from bankruptcy. His loyalty to the club helped him get us to where we are today and having a healthy club that is recognisable within this region and further.
The arrival of PVF in Sarajevo opened many additional possibilities for the Club, such as development and further modernisation.