Former Rangers striker Dado Prso has reportedly purchased a football club in the second tier of African nation Senegal’s footballing pyramid.

According to Croatian Football News – a generally reputable source on all things Croatian football – the former Croat international has purchased Demba Diop FC.

This article from Index, a leading Croatian football site, follows up the reported purchase with one of Prso’s old friends, ex-Croatian international Darijo Šimić.

Šimić confirmed that Prso, now 46, had purchased a football club in the African nation whilst Croatian football manager Josip Butić also revealed that he was soon to head down to visit.

“In Senegal, yes, in Africa,” said Darijo Šimić.


“In seven days I’m flying down, I just got the landlord’s letter of guarantee,” said Butić.

So just how did the former Monaco and Rangers forward go about purchasing this football club?

According to Index, the link-up appears to revolve around French Ligue 2 club Pau FC – for whom Prso has worked in the backroom staff – and their owner Bernard Laporte-Fray.

Both Prso and Fray have purchased shares in the club which has announced the opening of an exciting football academy in a country which has produced superb talent over the years.

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Dado Prso played for Rangers between 2004 and 2007, scoring 37 goals in 123 appearances, winning the League Cup, and SPL double in 04/05. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

As for the club, Demba Diop FC are named after the legendary Senegalese sporting politician by the same name and are based in M’bour, a town on the west coast of Senegal.

Rangers have a rich modern history of Croatian players and one of their current Croats was unfortunately hooked at half-time in an international disaster showing this week.

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