Atletico Madrid to play Nigeria in a friendly in May

Reports circulating Nigerian internet platforms have it that the Super Eagles will be up against La Liga giants Atletico Madrid in the maiden edition of the GOtv MAX Cup which will be categorised as a form of friendly match.

The topflight Spanish club from will be visiting Nigeria for the first time and play against the Super Eagles on Tuesday, 22nd May 2018 at the Akwa Ibom stadium, Uyo. However the Super Eagles team lined up for the match will be comprised of home-based players.

“We are delighted to bring one of the three biggest clubs from LaLiga to Nigeria in what we believe will be a historic visit,” said Martin Mabutho, General Manager, Sales, and Marketing, MultiChoice Nigeria.

“As you all know Atlético Madrid is one of the top clubs in LaLiga. GOtv customers and indeed, football fans in Nigeria, will have the rare opportunity of watching the stars play the Super Eagles right here on Nigerian soil,” he is quoted to have said.

According to one of the online media outlet, La Liga President Javier Tebas stated that the friendly is to give followers of the Spanish league in Nigeria the chance to see the superstars.

He said, “This is a historic announcement and we are excited to share this news with our Nigerian fans: Atletico Madrid, one of LaLiga’s greatest clubs, will come to Nigeria and give our fans the chance to enjoy watching their stars up close.

Africa and Nigeria in particular are very important for us and have a lot of love for Spanish football, something we are proud of,” Tebas concluded.



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