Dozy Mmobuosi set to purchase Sheffield United

England-based football team, Sheffield United is on the verge of a surprise takeover by a Nigerian billionaire.

Businessman Dozy Mmobuosi according to reports is ‘closing in on a £90m takeover of Sheffield United’ and his interest coincides with the club’s transfer ban after they struggled to keep up with payments to Liverpool for £23.5m Rhian Brewster.

Sheffield United, also known as the Blades is in the hunt for promotion back to the Premier League this season despite being hit by a transfer embargo last month amid financial difficulties.

Mmobuosi, a Nigerian tech entrepreneur whose company Tingo has been valued at around £ 7 billion is about to take responsibility for all that.

We may then ask:

Who is the new Sheffield United owner, Dozy Mmobuosi?

Mmobuosi is a 43-year-old businessman who is married to Oluwatosin Mmobuosi with the union fathering three children and married his wife Oluwatosin Mmobuosi, in 2015.

The Concordia reports that Mmobuosi had a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a Master of Science degree in Economics from Ambrose Alli University in Nigeria.

Dozy Mmobuosi set to purchase Sheffield United
Billionaire Mmobuosi

The techpreneur also holds a doctorate in Rural Advancement from Universiti Putra Malaysia. Mmobuosi last year March completed the Advanced Management and Leadership Programme at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
He launched the mobile network company, Tingo back in 2001, and has since then served as the CEO. He also founded Africa’s first agricultural and digital platform, Nwassa which provides farmers with weather forecasts, information on markets, and the ability to make payments.

According to the Times report, Mmobuosi is the subject of the EFL’s owners’ and directors’ test at present but no problems have been flagged so far.

Dozy Mmobuosi set to take over Sheffield United
Dozy Mmobuosi

Sheffield United had a transfer embargo that prevents them from buying a player for the next 18 months unless they gain promotion to the premier league. The hammer was wielded on the Blades because they failed to keep up payment installments on signings.

They had signed Liverpool forward Rhian Brewster in October 2020 for £23.5m but have failed to live up to expectations or his price tag.

Brewster was part of the England Under-17 team that won the 2017 World Cup but the 22-year-old had failed to break into the Liverpool first team and was sold to Sheffield United as part of his desire to have a regh9ular first-team football.
But ever since leaving Jurgen Klopp’s side, he has only managed 63 appearances for the Blades as a result of a series of injuries, prominent among them various hamstring problems. Since joining Sheffield United, he managed to register a meager five goals and one assist, a poor figure for an attacker.

Sheffield United is currently second in the Championship table, trailing leaders Burnley by five points and leading third-placed Middlesbrough with a 12-point gap and a game in hand.

Sheffield United last had their stint in England’s top flight in the 2020/2021 season and should they win promotion, will need a massive squad overhaul.

Sheffield United players
Daniel Jebbison of Sheffield United celebrates after scoring their sides’ first goal during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Millwall FC and Sheffield United at The Den on January 07, 2023, in London, England.
(Photo Copyright by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Reports say, Prince Abdullah, the club’s present Saudi owner, is very disposed to selling the South Yorkshire club.

Dozy Mmobuosi is also said to be an associate of Peter Obi a former governor of Anambra State and Labor Party Presidential Candidate.
Dozy Mmobuosi set to purchase Sheffield United
Dozy Mmobuosi (Right) with Peter Obi (Left)


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