Senator Orji Uzo Kalu has revealed that he wishes to buy shares in Premier League club side, Arsenal.
The former Abia State Governor on Monday through his Facebook account revealed that he was encouraged to buy 35% of the shares at the 14 time Emirates FA Cup Winners following the success his state owned club, Enyimba International FC enjoyed in the CAF Champions League during his time as Governor.
The Aba Elephants became of reckoning force in African Club Football after they won the CAF Champions League back-to-back in 2003 and 2004.
Enyimba was the first and still the only Nigerian club side to win the CAF Champions League.
Dr Orji Uzo Kalu is of the belief that he can achieve same feat with the Gunners by guiding them to a UEFA Champions League and the EPL title win.
“Our success with Enyimba football club between 2000-2007 has continuously increased my passion for football,” Senator Kalu said on Monday.
“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,” he concluded.
The Nigerian lawmaker is not the only Nigerian who wishes to become a major shareholder at Arsenal as Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangoye has also declared his intention to takeover the ownership of Arsenal FC by the year 2021.
Akiko Dangote told the media that he couldn’t buy Arsenal during the last decade because he had a $20 billion project but with the project heading towards completion , he would be buying Arsenal in 2021.
“There’s a team I will like to buy someday. But like what I keep saying, today, we have $20 billion worth of project. And that is what I’m trying to concentrate on. I’m trying to finish building the company after we finish, maybe sometime in 2021, we can.
“I’m not buying Arsenal right now, till I finish all this (project) because I’m trying to take the company to the next level.”