Chelsea Football Club being sold is a very serious thing, both in terms of what it means for the club and the fans, and what it means and signifies in terms of the geopolitical situation and specifically Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but I’d like to personally thank all the jokers and clowns who have come out of the woodwork to add some levity to this process.
Joining the likes of Conor McGregor and Muhsin Bayrak is Ghanaian “businessman and politician” Bernard Antwi-Boasiako, a.k.a. Chairman Wontumi. Look, he even has a letterhead and a Gmail address, and a company logo that evokes Weyland-Yutani.
Ghanaian businessman and Politician submit bid to buy Chelsea FC pic.twitter.com/x64A9vtQH6— Saddick Adams (@SaddickAdams) March 9, 2022
Wontumi used to be in the gold mining business before that business took turn for the worse, but Mr Chairman claims that three billion is just a pittance for a man of stature like himself.
And he even has our first transfer target set as well! What a man!
“What I want to do now is to buy Chelsea Football Club. I’m a businessman, I do gold mining and [I can afford] £3 billion. I want to join the bid to buy the club.
“If I buy Chelsea, one of the first players I bring in is the Brazilain Vinicius Junior… What is £3 billion?”
And we’re not stopping there! Oh no!
“...and sell off Lukaku.
“I will speak with Man United to see if I can also buy Ronaldo for Chelsea. I’d also look at signing Messi. Abramovich has done his best. It is time for him to support a Ghanaian or an African to buy Chelsea.”
I’m glad we’re getting Ronaldo, O Fenômeno out of retirement. Big fan!
Chairman wants to buy Chelsea. Not a bad idea pic.twitter.com/tNer5GiTlR— Michael Oti Adjei (@OtiAdjei) March 8, 2022
And the Chairman would want you know that he’s a very serious man, not a joke person, and certainly not a “ghost”(?), and this is a very serious bid, not a joke bid (please!).
All that said, if Chelsea were owned by an African magnate, it would be absolutely fantastic. I’m rooting for you, Chairman Wontumi.