Who is new Sheffield United owner Dozy Mmobuosi
So it looks like Sheffield United will finally have a new owner in Nigerian businessman Dozy Mmobuosi.
A report from the Times has finally revealed who the new owner is. A deal to take over the club is said to be on the cards without problems with the EFL’s suitability tests.
Of course, Blades fans will be desperate for information about Mmobuosi. And fans who google this will probably find really good news.
So here we’ve tried to summarize everything in one place when it comes to potential new Sheffield United owner Dozy Mmobuosi.
Who is Dozy Mmobuosi?
Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Mmobuosi is a 43-year-old businessman. He is the father of three children and married his wife Oluwatosin Mmobuosi in 2015. (Wikipedia)
How much is he worth?
According to The Times, Mmobuosis company Tingo was last valued at $7.6 billion. That’s around £6.2 billion.
What is his background before entering the business?
According to Concordia, Mmobuosi has a pretty good educational background. Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Master of Science degree in Economics from Ambrose Alli University in Nigeria.
He also has a PhD in Rural Development from Universiti Putra Malaysia. In March 2022 he completed the Advanced Management and Leadership Program at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
What is Mmobuosi doing now?
Recognized as one of the world’s leading entrepreneurs, Mmobuosi has an impressive track record when it comes to his successful businesses.
In turn, the Nigerian founded the mobile phone company Tingo, per Concordia, in 2001, of which he is currently CEO. He is considered to be rich in experience in global markets. He has advised and developed strategies for some of the world’s leading companies.
Mmobuosi is also the founding of Africa’s first farming and digital platform called Nwassa. The technology provides farmers with weather forecasts, information about markets and the ability to make payments.
He has also written a book called Wounded Pride.
Wikiti notes how Tingo faced controversy in 2017 due to a fake check issue. However, the issue was quickly resolved with no impact on the business.
What it means for Sheffield United
In the short term, this would mean paying off the debt and lifting the current transfer embargo. From there, who knows where it might take us.
There will likely be new board members, although it’s safe to assume the likes of Stephen Bettis would remain in office anyway, at least for now.
In the longer term, United fans will dream of big investments in the first team, academy and infrastructure. The hotel is a key issue that needs to be resolved, as is a new training ground. Bramall Lane is also in need of a refurbishment.
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