In a recent development, popular Nigerian Senator and mogul, Orji Uzor Kalu (OUK) has revealed his plan to acquire a 35% share at Arsenal Football Club.
Orji Uzor Kalu is a Nigerian politician and businessman. He is the chairman of SLOK Holding and the Daily Sun and New Telegraph newspapers in Nigeria.
Orji Uzor Kalu served as the Governor of Abia State, Nigeria from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007.
On his recent move to have a share with the English Team, Arsenal, he saidb
“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.
“As a young man, I embraced business before I walked into politics . I found greatness in trading before the call to serve beckoned . The records out there are evidently confirming this position .
“I see opportunities and never afraid to make them possibilities . This was richly applied in my love for Football and remarkable results were achieved in Enyimba FC.
“I read some of your comments asking me to invest in Enyimba FC instead, but I can’t because Enyimba is a government enterprise and not a commercial entity. I would have long bought Enyimba if it was commercialized. With Arsenal we will make Enyimba become great again with the strategic partnership we are packaging .
“We shall turn it around to create a platform for more of our professional players seeking for international exposure
“A win win outing for all parties and valuable investment as well . Doing what you love and loving it is where greatness lies . I need 35% of Arsenal to bring back trophies.#OUK”