Former Abia state governor, Orji Uzor Kalu has declared interest in investing in Arsenal FC, stating that he will buy a staggering 35 percent stake at the Premier League club.
The current senator representing Abia North in the Nigerian National Assembly made this known in a post on his official Facebook page.
Recall that while he was the governor of Abia state between 1999 and 2007, Enyimba of Aba won the Nigeria Professional Football League five times ( 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2007). The local club also became the first Nigerian side to win the CAF Champions League back to back in 2003 and 2004 and the CAF Super Cup in 2004 and 2005.
The 60-year-old politician stated that by buying a stake at the club, he is to ensure that the Gunners win the Champions League and the Premier League back-to-back as Enyimba did.
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.