FOOTBALL: BIG Reason why ‘Nigerian Aliko Dangote’ Wants to Buy Arsenal FC

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The nigerian billionaire and businessman Aliko Dangote has revealed the reason as to why he wants to buy arsenal football club popularly known as the ‘gunners’.
He believes that buying a premier league team will help to raise the profile of his home country, Nigeria.
This comes after critics arose suggesting that he should invest in the domestic league instead of thinking that gunners represent a better project.
Dangote however said that the issue is that if he buys all the Nigerian clubs, the Nigerian flag will continue to remain there.
He added that buying Arsenal will take the nigerian flag worldwide. Just like the ‘chelsea owner’ Roman Abramovic is mentioned, the name of his country comes up. Everyone knows that he is a Russian.
Dangote attempted his first move to buy a small stake in arsenal but was rebuffed.
He explained his reason to pull back from that sale saying, ” There were a couple of us who were rushing to buy, and we thought with the prices, the prices, then the people who were interested in selling were trying to go for a kill.
We backtracked because we were busy doing other things, especially our industrialisation.”
He quoted that gunners were doing well, but they need another strategic direction than the current situation where they just develop players and sell them.
Dangote is currently ranked the richest man in Africa. This is behind him becoming the majority shareholder in giant cement, flour and sugar companies which currently supplies ninety percent Nigeria’s 170 million population.
He also has interests on oil where he is building a private oil refinery.
Arsenal was founded in 1886 and became the first club from south of England to join the football league seven years later. It is based in Holloway, London. They have won 13 first division and premier league titles and record of 12 FA cups. It has one of the highest income and largest fan bases in the world. In the year 2014 it was named to be valued at £1.3 billion.

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