Who is new Sheffield United owner Dozy Mmobuosi
Sheffield United Takeover: Who is Dozy Mmobuosi?
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Sheffield United Takeover: Who is Dozy Mmobuosi?

So, it looks like Sheffield United will finally have a new owner in the form of Nigerian businessman, Dozy Mmobuosi.

A report from The Times has finally revealed who the new owner is. A deal to take over at the club is said to be close, with no problems as yet with the EFL’s fit and proper person’s tests.

Of course, Blades fans will be frantically looking for information on Mmobuosi. And those fans doing that Googling will likely find good news really.

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Here, then, we’ve tried to put everything into one place when it comes to prospective new Sheffield United owner, Dozy Mmobuosi.

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Who is Dozy Mmobuosi?

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Mmobuosi is a 43-yearold businessman. He’s a father to three children and married his wife Oluwatosin Mmobuosi, in 2015. (Wikitia)

How much is he worth?

According to The Times, Mmobuosi’s company, Tingo, holds a value of $7.6bn at last accounts. That’s around £6.2bn.

What’s his background before going into business?

According to Concordia, Mmobuosi has quite the background in education terms. Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a Master of Science degree in Economics from Ambrose Alli University in Nigeria.

He also holds a doctorate in Rural Advancement from Universiti Putra Malaysia. In March 2022, he completed the Advanced Management and Leadership Programme at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

What does Mmobuosi do now?

Regarded as one of the world’s leading entrepreneurs, Mmobuosi has quite the resume when it comes to his successful businesses.

Per Concordia again, the Nigerian founded mobile network company Tingo back in 2001, where is currently CEO. He is regarded as having a wealth of experience across worldwide markets. He’s provided advice and strategies to some of the world’s leading companies.

Mmobuosi is also the found of Africa’s first agricultural and digital platform, called Nwassa. The tech provides farmers with weather forecasts, information on markets, and an ability to make payments.

He has also written a book called Wounded Pride.

Wikiti notes how Tingo encountered controversy back in 2017 due an issue regarding counterfeit cheques. However, the issue was quickly resolved with no repercussions for the company.

What it means for Sheffield United

In the short-term, it would mean debts being settled and the current transfer embargo being lifted. From there, who knows where it could lead us.

There will likely be new board members although it can be assumed the likes of Stephen Bettis would remain in role, at least for now anyway.

Longer term, United fans will be dreaming of big investments into the first-team, academy, and infrastructure. The hotel is a key issue that needs resolving, as is a new training ground. Bramall Lane, too, needs renovations.

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