Local football club sells 18 players to buy 10 goats to generate income
The club estimates to make good profits from the goats
The club’s president, Kenan Büyükleblebi, told Turkish media that the unusual decision was dictated by lack of funds, as there are virtually no sponsorship or government investments for teams performing in lower leagues.
Gulspor sold 18 of its youth players for around $2,600 (Shs 260,000) which was enough to buy 10 goats.
It may not seem like a great business decision, but Büyükleblebi claims the club is estimated to generate healthy profits from the sale of milk and meat.
In fact, it plans to build a herd of 140 goats in the next few years.
“We must have a constant income,” Büyükleblebi told CNN Turkey.
“Funds are overloaded because there is no government or corporate group support for our clubs. We need to get more investment for the kids.”
“We got 10 goats. It will be a source of income for the youngsters,” the Gulspor president added.
“We think that breeding goats is profitable. We have bought them to raise better young players.
We expect to be making good profits. At the same time, the number of goats will increase. At the end of six years, we are planning to have 140 goats for the club.”
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