Monday, September 22, 2008

Nigerians To Buy Newcastle United FC!

Many more surprises still from St. James' Park

Since the beginning of this season, Newcastle united, Nigeria's Obafemi Martins premiership Club has not been having it smooth at all. Trouble all began during the summer transfer when manager Kevin Keegan become furious about transfer dealings done without him being consulted and is said to have totally disagreed with management on many transfer deals and threatened to leave.

Just a few days after Owner Mike Ashley began to face the heat from fans for being spotted at the stands in Emirates Stadium gulping down a pint while Newcastle was down 3-0 to Arsenal, he announced his plans to sell the club. Then Keegan left  and crisis deepens as key players like Michael Owen, Alan Smith, Joey Barton, Shay Given, Nicky Butt, Damien Duff, Mark Viduka, Obafemi Martins, Charles N'Zogbia and Shola Ameobi all want away from the club.

The latest rumour from the mills have it that a Nigerian businessman says he is leading a bid to buy Newcastle United. "The consortium has raised £350m," said the chief executive of NVA Management Chris Nathaniel according to a report in the Times Newspaper.

Whether this will bring lasting solution to the crisis is yet to be seen. But i am just intrigue by the prospects of a fellow Nigerian owning a high profile team like Newcastle United in a high profile league like Newcastle United.

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