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Kuwaiti family tak eover Forest

Nottingham Forest have confirmed the Al-Hasawi family are the club's new owners.

 
Kuwaitis takeover Forest - Football - ChampionshipPA Photos
 

The Kuwaiti-based businessmen Fawaz, Abdulaziz and Omar Al-Hasawi have agreed to take control of the two-time European Cup winners after reaching terms to buy the late Nigel Doughty's controlling stake.

In a statement issued on the npower Championship side's website, the Al-Hasawis said: "It is an honour and privilege for the Al-Hasawi family to assume control of this great club steeped in history and with the outstanding legacy left by its previous owner Nigel Doughty."

It continued: "We know there are challenging times ahead of us to bring the club back to its glory days and we look forward with excitement towards a new successful future.

"Over the next few weeks we will be working closely with our players, on-field and off-field team members in preparation for the forthcoming season."

The family will be attendance for a press conference at the City Ground this Saturday. The statement added: "This is a tremendously motivating time for the family and club and you can be assured of our best efforts in bringing the Reds back to the top of the table."

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