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Nigerian Senator Overtakes Dangote in Plans to Buy Arsenal

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Nigerian Senator and former Abia State Governor, Uzor Kalu has apparently overtaken businessman, Aliko Dangote after announcing interest in buying Arsenal as he eyes a huge 35% stake in the English Premier League club.

Nigerian Senator Overtakes Dangote in Plans to Buy Arsenal

Kalu, who is a current senator representing Abia North in the National Assembly has declared that his goal is to help the Gunners secure the Champions League title. He also stated another one of his targets is helping the club win the Premier League consecutively.

The Nigerian Senator is now ahead of Dangote who has always expressed his interest in buying Arsenal.

While he was the governor of Abia State between 1999 and 2007, Enyimba of Abia were back-to-back champions of the Nigerian League. The club won the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) five times in his eight years as governor between 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2007.

Enyimba also became the first Nigerian club to win the CAF Champions League and they did it consecutively in 2003 and 2004. They also won the CAF Super Cup in 2004 and 2005.

Citing the achievements he had with the People’s Elephants, Uzor Kalu stated that the same success he enjoyed with the Nigerian club can be had with Arsenal as well.

Nigerian Senator Overtakes Dangote in Plans to Buy Arsenal

He said:

“Our success with Enyimba football club between 2000-2007 has continuously increased my passion for football. As the pillar of sports in Africa , I am considering an investment in football and I will buy 35 percent stake in Arsenal FC. “Our target is to lift the Champions League and Premier League back to back as we did with Enyimba.”

Uzor Kalu is not the first Nigerian to be interested in the club as businessman and richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote earlier hinted at plans to completely takeover Arsenal. The billionaire declared the takeover could be completed in 2020 or 2021.

Any deal to buyout Arsenal would reportedly cost a staggering $4 Billion.

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