Dr Abdulla Al-Humaidi is not about to stop bankrolling Ebbsfleet United any time soon.

Long-term, the plan is for the club to be financially self-sustainable and not dependant on Dr Al-Humaidi’s backing.

Increased revenue generated by the Fleet’s new main stand will go some way towards making that a reality but their Kuwaiti owner admits it won’t be a quick process.

Dr Al-Humaidi said: “Going forward, the ultimate aim is to keep the club viable. I don’t want to be financing the club forever.

“I prefer a model whereby the stands provide revenue streams and the club can support itself but there are demands in terms of operational costs, not just the playing and coaching aspect but in terms of general expenditure.

“Ebbsfleet United is run as a Football League club. It’s being run in a professional manner and that costs money. Our image is reflected in terms of how the football club is run and for the forseeable future, we’ll keep financing the club.”

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