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Polish Football Side Stomil Olsztyn Lines Up New Investor To Save Club

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 26 / 15

Polish football club Stomil Olsztyn "is close to bringing on board a new investor with the aim of putting club's finances into order and prevent the club going bankrupt," according to Jaroslaw Adamowski of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. CEO Robert Kildanowicz: "There is an entity which wants to invest in St...

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