There is no doubt that football is the most loved and followed sports in Nigeria - over time all and sundry have reached on conclusion that there is no activity that unites Nigerians more than the big round leader game.
Also, the passion and love for football in Nigeria have also recorded certain sad happenings in the name of football, where fans hacked fans of opposing teams to their untimely death.
However, today the focus is on the positives and yes! we are not the only supporters of top football clubs as prominent Nigerians share in the frenzy too.
The focus today is on Arsenal football club (aka The Gunners) In no particular order, here are five prominent Nigerians that are die hard supporters of Arsenal football club.
1. Atiku Abubakar:
The former vice-president is a die hard Arsenal fan and he never hide his admiration for the north London club. It came as little surprise when he was recently spotted in an Arsenal game.
2. Bukola Saraki:
The Nigerian senate president has not hidden his admiration for football as he has over time identified as an Arsenal fan.
Also he took his love for football to a whole new height by owning a football club - Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) football club.
3. Rauf Aregbesola:
Osun state governor, Rauf Aregbesola, has explained that it was fellow Nigerian Nwankwo Kanu that made him become an Arsenal fan and he has remained one ever since.
4. Dino Melaye:
The Kogi state senator has always been on the news most times on issues that can be easily tagged controversial as according to him "if you talk you will die, if you keep quite you will die, i Dino Melaye have decided to talk and die."
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I guess you now now have a little glimpse of why this outspoken senator is tagged controversial.
Dino is also an Arsenal fan and his love for the Gunners is best understood in this tweet.
5. Aliko Dangote:
Billionaire Dangote is die hard Arsenal fan and since he has money, he has not hidden his desire to buy Arsenal football club from its current owners.
Dangote has also not hidden his displeasure on the performance of Arsenal gaffer Arsene Wenger - saying the first line of action after buying Arsenal will be to sack the French manager.
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