By Mukwuzi Joseph
Former governor of Abia state Orji Uzor Kalu has declared his interest in buying a staggering 35 per cent stake at Premier League club Arsenal.
The current senator representing Abia North in the Nigerian National Assembly stated that his target is to ensure the Gunners win the elusive Champions League as well as the Premier League
Recall that during his time as the governor of Abia between 1999 and 2007, local club Enyimba of Aba remained the kings of Nigerian football, winning the Nigeria Professional Football League five times – 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2007.
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.
Meanwhile, the former governor is not the first Nigerian to openly declared interest in buying the premier league club.
Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, who is a die-hard Gunners fan previously revealed his plans to buy Arsenal Football Club in 2021.