“I need 35 percent of Arsenal to win trophies again.” This is stated by the Nigerian billionaire Orji Kalu, who intends to present an offer to acquire a stake in the ‘gunner’ club.
This 60-year-old African fanatic dreams of bringing the London team back to glory and therefore wants to acquire a stake after making his fortune as a senator, businessman and newspaper owner.
It would not be his first experience on a soccer team, as he already helped Nigerian Enyimba dominate at the national level. “Our success with Enyimba FC between 2000 and 2007 has continually increased my passion for football,” said Kalu. “As a pillar of sport in Africa, I am considering an investment in football and will buy 35 per cent of the shares of Arsenal FC. Our goal is to lift the Champions League and the Premier, and also a valuable investment. Doing what you love and loving it is where greatness lies. I need 35 percent of Arsenal to win trophies, ”says the businessman.
Arsenal, recent FA Cup and Community Shield winners, have not won a Premier since 2004.
Kalu, who was released from a 12-year prison sentence after an appeal in May, wants to forge a powerful alliance between Arsenal and Enyimba.
“With Arsenal we will make Enyimba great again with the strategic partnership we are thinking about,” he continued. “We will turn around to create a platform for our professional players to seek greater international exposure.”