Dozy Mmobuosi makes further show of social Sheffield United support after takeover gesture
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The Nigerian businessman’s bid for control of Bramall Lane is still being ratified by the EFL, who are understood to be frequently requesting further information from Mmobuosi’s camp to ensure he passes their beefed-up checks over the ownership of English football clubs.
Mmobuosi recently watched United in action away at Reading, a gesture that was interpreted in some quarters as a sign of his growing confidence that a deal was close. And after choosing to follow Prince Abdullah on Twitter, and retweet a post from the current United owner hailing their Blackburn victory, Mmobuosi wrote on his own Instagram story: “Sheffield United ‘blades’ through Blackburn Rovers, slicing their way to FA Cup glory!” along with the hashtag ‘#welldone’.
Although potentially not significant in isolation, Mmobuosi’s social media approach is the latest line of communication with United fans after being unmasked as the man behind a bid to buy the Blades earlier this year.
Soon after being named, Mmobuosi underwent a series of interviews with national publications outlining his plans for the Blades if – or, in his view, when – he officially took control.
Mmobuosi recently appointed the globally-renowned company Deloitte to audit his companies, in a move that is hoped will add more credibility to his attempted Blades buyout with the EFL.
The Star understands that Mmobuosi provided the EFL with the relevant documentation and information soon after the authorities’ last public statement on the matter, in mid-February, when they revealed were still waiting for answers to questions they had posed to Mmobuosi and United.
Despite the ongoing process, the businessman is understood to be confident that his takeover will be ratified and may again be in the stands at Wembley next month when the Blades take on Manchester City in the semi-finals of the FA Cup, following Sunday’s dramatic 3-2 victory over their visitors from Lancashire.
Tommy Doyle, who scored the stunning winner against Rovers, and James McAtee look set to miss out at Wembley, with FA rules preventing loanees playing against their parent club in the competition.