Richest African (Dangote) Plans to Buy Arsenal in Four Years. He said, “It’s not about buying Arsenal and just continuing with business as usual. It’s about buying Arsenal and turning it around. I’ve run a very successful business and I think I can also run a very successful team."
Aliko Dangote, a successful Nigerian businessman with a reported worth of $10.9billion, outlined his plans in an interview with Bloomberg Television in New York on Wednesday.
The 59-year-old, a self-professed Arsenal supporter, will become the first African owner of a Premier League club if his takeover bid is successful.
However, after losing $4.4billion this year mainly due to the depreciation of Nigeria's currency, he is waiting for his finances to improve before attempting to buy the club.
Dangote, ranked 67th on the Forbes rich list, claimed that the building of an oil refinery in Nigeria will give him the finance to secure a takeover.
Arsenal, which is currently fourth in the premier league, is said to be worth $8 billion.
Red devils boss is ready to throw in the towel after losing the confidence of Man United fans. The manager admits that he had let the fans down after failing to meet their expectations. Man United fans booed off the Dutch boss at Old Trafford following Saturday’s 1-0 defeat as a sign of open revolt against the manager for his style of play, which has been termed boring and risk averse.
Van Gaal is believed to have had talks about his future with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.
It is reported that the players have also been canvassed about the manager’s future. He is ready to walk rather than wait for the sack. LVG stated, “I’m very disappointed that I cannot reach the expectations of the fans. “They have or they were optimistic and I cannot fulfil their expectations. So I am very frustrated because of that.”
The water at Rio's Olympics 2016 diving pool inexplicably turned green on Tuesday, August 9.
The water, which was a clear light blue for the men’s diving events on Monday, August 8, transitioned into a murky shade of green by Tuesday when female Olympians were set to compete.
However, the green water did not stop China’sChen Ruolin and Liu Huixia from winning gold on Tuesday, Olympic organizers, the media and even Olympians are perturbed by the unaccountable change in color.
Manchester United’s campaign at the Champions League ended in a disaster after they lost 3-2 to Wolfsburg in the last group match played at the Volkswagen Arena in Germany Tuesday night.
United needed at least a draw in the match and hope that PSV Eindhoven lose or draw to CSKA Moscow and everything seems fine at first with the results going their way in shifts before the tide turned against them.
Brian Osinde is the new Kenyan football talent discovered abroad after the recent exploits of Mohammed Rama Katina- commonly referred to as the Kenyan Messi-in Qatar’s Alkass U-17 Tournament finals played on Monday 15th Feb 2016.
Raphael Auka the then United States International University Africa [USIU] head coach in 2011 spotted Osinde and he joined the academic institution in 2012 playing for the scholars as a complete midfielder. He helped the team bagged the Kenya University Sports Association [KUSA] championship in 2012 and 2013 before being part of the University’s representative team in East African tournament a year later in Uganda.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney celebrated his 30th birthday on Sunday with most of his teammates and their girlfriends turning up for the rather low-key event.
The event was with color but no glamour, coming hours after United’s dismal performance against city rivals Manchester City in a match that ended 0-0.
Rooney, in particular, looked gloomy at the event, arriving in his match day suit.
Bastian Schweinsteiger, Michael Carrick, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Ashley Young were among the guests who attended the party.
Former Manchester United captain and defensive rock Nemanja Vidic announced his retirement on Friday, saying injuries had taken their toll and it was time to stop for the day.
The 34-year-old Serbian central defender moved to Inter Milan in 2014 but his contract with the Serie A club was terminated by mutual consent this month.
World number one Serena Williams has opted to pull out of the WTA Finals and end her season early following a roller coaster campaign that has taken its toll on her body, the American said on Thursday.
Williams, 34, has not played since her shock loss to Italy’s Roberta Vinci in the semi-finals of the U.S. Open last month, which ended her bid to claim all four grand slam titles in the same season.
The 21-times Grand Slam singles champion said she had been carrying injuries and the loss to Vinci had taken its toll, adding she would not play again this year after also pulling out of next week’s China Open.
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