Who Is Dozy Mmobuosi? Sheffield United’s Prospective New Owner

Who Is Dozy Mmobuosi? Sheffield United’s Prospective New Owner

Nigerian billionaire Dozy Mmobuosi is closing in on a takeover of Sheffield United, according to The Times.

The entrepreneur is believed to be poised to buy the Blades for £90m, subject to the businessman passing the EFL’s strict Owners’ and Directors’ Test.

Mmobuosi graduated from Ambrose Alli University in Nigeria with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. He then went on to do a Master of Science degree in Economics.

In 2001, Mmobuosi set up Tingo Mobile, which has expanded to a business worth $7.6 billion (about £6.17 billion), with markets in south-east Asia, China and a number of other countries.

He is also a philanthropist, having set up the Dozy Mmobuosi Foundation at the end of 2021 with the goal of improving the livelihood of Africans in sectors such as education, healthcare and technology.

Mmobuosi is, therefore, a serious player but it is important to note that the Owners’ and Directors’ Test is still a sizeable obstacle to overcome. American businessman Henry Mauriss was seemingly poised to secure a takeover of United last year but he failed to meet the criteria put in place by the EFL.