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Africa’s Richest Man intends to Buy Arsenal

Aliko Dangote, the richest man in Africa , has re-affirmed its intention to buy Arsenal. The Nigerian, whose fortune amounts to $ 18 billion (10,423 billion CFA or € 15.9 billion), had already tried to buy the shares of the former director Lady Nina Bracewell Gunners-Smith 2011.

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CURRENTLY, THE AMERICAN BUSINESSMAN STAN KROENKE OWNS THE MAJORITY OF THE CLUB’S SHARES, WITH 66.6% SHARE.

He did not intend to sell its shares in the coming years.

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THE UZBEK BUSINESSMAN ALISHER USMANOV CONTROLS 30% OF THE GUNNERS.

He has not expressed the wish to sell its shares.

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Metalloinvest founder Alisher Usmanov gestures during an interview with Reuters journalists At His home outside Moscow September 24, 2012. Picture taken September 24. REUTERS / Maxim Shemetov

Anyway, Aliko Dangote, whose empire includes sugar, oil and cement, to invest in the Arsenal club once his project to build an oil refinery in Nigeria – the largest of Africa – completed.

“Once the refinery will be launched, I have enough time and resources to pay what they ask”

Commenting on club performance, Aliko Dangote added:

“They are doing well but they must change their strategic direction. They need a better framework than the current situation where they develop players for resale. “

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