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April 8, 2024

‘A nice idea,’ Elumelu considers chances of acquiring NPFL club

‘A nice idea,’ Elumelu considers chances of acquiring NPFL club

The Chairman of Heirs Holdings, Tony Elumelu, has expressed positive sentiments about the idea of acquiring a club in the  Nigeria Professional Football League, saying it’s a nice idea.

The billionaire banker made this known on Monday via his X (formerly Twitter) handle.

In an earlier tweet, X user, LawyerDayo, called on big corporations to buy at least one club to boost competition in the league.

He wrote: “Can we get the President and Ministry of Sport to weigh in on the big corporations in Nigeria to buy at least one league club as part of CSR? Imagine Dangote buys Kano Pillars, BUA buys Kwara United, Elumelu acquires Rivers United, and Geregu takes over 3SC. Imagine the competition.”

In his response, Elumelu revealed that the Federal Government, through the Minister of Sports, John Owan, has reached out on the possibility and it’s being evaluated.

He said, “This is a nice idea. The Sports Minister, Senator John Enoh @OwanEnoh, is already thinking along this line and has approached me and we are already evaluating viability.”