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Bristol Rovers taken over

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It has been announced that the takeover of Bristol Rovers by the Al-Qadi family has been completed.   The influential family are major shareholders in the Arab-Jordanian Investment Bank.  The asset value of the bank is £1.72bn.

The club say Mr Wael Al Qadi - "a lifelong fan of English football and a member of the executive board of the Jordan Football Association" - will become president.

It is hoped that the takeover may help the club to fulfill its long-standing ambition of moving to a new stadium.

The club will be the first Jordanian owned one in England.