Nigerian billionaire Dozy Mmobuosi has complained about the unfair treatment he has gotten in his attempt to take over English Championship club Sheffield United, making the process too rigorous for him.
The tech-entrepreneur has been subjected to excessive scrutiny by the FA and all parties involved in the sale of the club.
Mmobuosi is one of the youngest billionaires in Nigeria. The 43-year-old technology and business entrepreneur is currently worth £7billion.
He is the founder of Tingo Mobile PLC, an Agri-Fintech establishment. He is not the first Nigerian to show interest in an English club. Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote has been linked with Arsenal in the past but he has not succeeded yet.
“Hopefully I get approved by the EFL and you (Sheffield United fans) find me a capable partner,” Mmobuosi told FIVE podcast per Punch.
“I’m a long-term, focused person. I’m not here to just take and go.
” believe we’ll get to the Premier League and remain there. I intend to run this club not just as a business that benefits the fans and myself, but the community.”
” am one of the most scrutinized individuals that know.
“I run a public company, the scrutiny for me is different and I feel that. My market cap is hit because maybe wall street has refused or failed to understand our message. But we are undervalued and I feel that if I weren’t Nigerian or African, it would have been different.
“So, I think the world needs to change this attitude of naming people, shaming people, or doubting people because they come from a certain place.”
Sheffield United have been on the brink of new ownership with American billionaire Henry Mauriss making a bid of around £100million for the club before the deal became unsuccessful.