Naomi Osaka joins NC Courage as owner: 'It's an investment in amazing women who are role models'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tennis star Naomi Osaka is taking her talents to the soccer pitch — as an owner for the NWSL’s North Carolina Courage. Osaka, 23, becomes the first investor in the two-time NWSL Championship-winning club since owner Steve Malik acquired and relocated the team to North Carolina in 2017. “The women who have invested in me growing up made me who I am today and I cannot think of where my life would be without them,” Osaka said in a statement. Osaka reiterated what Malik said leading up to the announcement about the partnership going further than finances: “My investment in the No…

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