Eng: Manchester City owner dies

Manchester City have learned some sad news. This Friday, the Emirati authorities announced the death of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and owner of the Mancunian club. The former head of state has been discreet since his stroke in 2014.

This Friday, May 13, Manchester City is faced with a death. The UAE authorities have announced the death of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, owner of Citizens, at the age of 74. According to the official WAM news agency, the government decreed ” an official mourning and the flags lowered for 40 days in honor of the late President of the United Arab Emirates.

No details are added regarding the cause of his death. But since the year 2014, the head of state had taken a step back due to a stroke. To replace Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, who took over from his father in 2004, his half-brother Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, took over the affairs of the country linked to Manchester City and to other clubs. The late politician was also the owner of New York City in Major League Soccer, and promoted Troyes in Ligue 1.

One of the richest men in the world

These clubs were among his many assets according to Forbes magazine, which named him the second richest man in the Persian Gulf, and the 17th most powerful man in the world, with an estimated fortune of 18 billion euros. . Sheikh Khalifa ben Zayed Al-Nahyan was notably the owner of real estate in London whose value is estimated at nearly 1.5 billion euros. The disappearance of this important player should encourage Manchester City to pay tribute to him in the coming days, and perhaps when visiting West Ham on Sunday in the Premier League.

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