Register Login Scores

English Premier League

Another African Billionaire Eyes Arsenal Takeover

After Africa's wealthiest man, Aliko Dangote, previously stated that he wants to buy a stake in Arsenal, another African billionaire has now revealed he wants to take over the Premier League giants.

Read: Report: African Businessman To Buy EPL Club

Nigerian billionaire Orji Kalu has become the second Nigerian businessman to publicly declare his interest in acquiring a stake in the Gunners.

"Our success with Enyimba FC between 2000 and 2007 has continuously increased my passion for football," he explained via twitter.

"As the pillar of sports in Africa, I am considering an investment in football. and I will buy 35% stake in Arsenal FC.

"Our target is to lift the Champions League and Premier League, and valuable investment as well. 

"Doing what you love and loving it is where greatness lies. I need 35% of Arsenal to bring back trophies."

Click through the gallery below to see the richest owners of Premier League clubs:

Kalu, who was a governor of Abia State in Nigeria between 1999 and 2007 and supported government-owned Enyimba FC financially, also explained how he would help the Nigerian giants if he succeeded in his wish to buy a stake in the Gunners.

"With Arsenal, we will make Enyimba great again with the strategic partnership we are packaging," he added.

"We shall turn it around to create a platform for more of our professional players seeking international exposure.

"A win-win outing for all parties."

Kalu was handed a 12-year jail sentence for fraud in December 2019, but this was overturned in May 2020.

Calling all soccer fans: sign up for the weekly #SLNewsletter and you could WIN 1 of 20 MR D vouchers worth R200 each – sign up here!

Messi To Become Football's Next Billionaire

Official: Ronaldo Becomes Football's First Billionaire

The 6 Richest Football Managers In The World

7 comments

Top 5

Chiefs Now In Two Minds About Gamildien

45 Jun 15, 2021 09:50 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Players Who Lied About Their Age

23 Jun 04, 2021 07:26 PM in World News

Ex-Chiefs Player To Make R25M Move

27 Jun 14, 2021 11:28 AM in Siyagobhoza

The 10 Highest-Paid Players Over Past Year, African Superstar Features

Jun 02, 2021 09:31 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Setlhodi Lashes Out At Hunt For Chiefs Failure

153 Jun 14, 2021 11:52 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Buchanan Finds New Club

36 Jun 14, 2021 12:52 PM in PSL

No R50m Deal, But Rangers Heap Praise On ‘Popular’ Zungu

26 Jun 11, 2021 11:08 AM in Players Abroad

Downs’ Decision On Mabunda Confirmed

113 Jun 11, 2021 10:04 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Lepasa, Ofori Headline Latest Pirates' Black Label Line-Up

31 Jun 11, 2021 12:03 PM in Carling Black Label Cup

Royal AM Break Silence On Battle For Promotion

132 Jun 11, 2021 08:19 PM in GladAfrica Championship

Another Coach Linked To Bucs Job

38 Jun 14, 2021 10:40 AM in Orlando Pirates

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

19 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Star Striker’s Future Decided

12 Jun 14, 2021 08:50 AM in PSL

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

One-Year Turkish Deal For SA Striker?

Jun 14, 2021 03:55 PM in Siyagobhoza