Victor Anichebe: Ex-Eagles forward declares plans to buy a football club

Victor Anichebe: Ex-Eagles forward declares plans to buy a football club

- Victor Anichebe rues the misrepresentation of blacks across the globe

- The former striker has hinted that he has plans to own a football club in future

- Anichebe hopes to improve the black, Asian and minority (BAME) representation at boardroom level

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Victor Anichebe has disclosed plans that he hopes to own a football club in the near future in order to improve black, Asian and minority (BAME) representation at boardroom level within the sport.

Statistics have shown that a lack of ethnic minority representation in positions of power across sports has come to light through the Black Lives Matter movement.

“We have to have a seat at the table to really effect change,” Complete Sports quoted Anichebe as saying.

“We can’t try and affect change from the outside looking in. I have seen a couple of players say they want to become CEOs or sporting directors and I think that is what we need to do.

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“We need to aspire to these positions. But also, when we aspire to these positions [we then need] to get an opportunity to be in these positions. All of us together have a big role to play.”

“I would like to go down that route of owning a team.

“I do have a group of people that are quite wealthy guys and together we could come together and go down that route.”

Victor Anichebe: Former Super Eagles forward declares plans to buy a football club

Victor Anichebe at his former club. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Sports business at the top level is exceptionally lucrative with billions in revenue, a wealth which clubs amass through broadcasting rights and corporate sponsorship deals.

It has become a major bait for billionaires around the world as they attempt to invest one way or the other, rightly because of the massive financial gains that comes with it.

The game has become so lucrative that it has continued to attract billionaires, luring them to, at least own a club, or somehow invest in one form or the other.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Ahmed Musa continues to splash cash on properties and investment as he has just splashed over a million dollars to buy an exotic apartment in Dubai.

The Super Eagles striker continues to prepare for life after football as he won’t stop investing in properties and other businesses.

He is gradually making a name for himself in the business world after recently building 4-bedroom terrace duplexes for rent in Lekki.

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