Atletico Madrid, Super Eagles Friendly Excites Pinnick

Nigerian Football News By: Ayodeji Tunde | 11/05/2018

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President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick has admitted that he is quite excited about the planned friendly between LaLiga giants, Atletico Madrid and Nigeria being facilitated by Multichoice.

Pinnick after the official confirmation of the participation of Atletico in the maiden GOtv MAX Cup noted that this a further proof of MultiChoice’s contribution to Nigerian football and sports in general.

While in Nigeria, Atletico Madrid will play the Super Eagles on May 22 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo.

"We are very excited about MultiChoice, DStv, SuperSport and GOtv. They have demonstrated high quality in terms of the quality of broadcasting and we are happy to be associated with them.

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“I have had a personal relationship with them since I was the Chairman of Delta State Football Association, which was the first state football association to have its matches broadcast live. They are a top-notch, five-star organisation. They have done very well for football and sports development generally," he said.

While there are already high expectations to know if indeed top Atletico Madrid stars like Diego Costa and Antoine Griezmann will be in town to face the Eagles, Javier Del Rio, LaLiga delegate in Nigeria assured that the best available players will turn up for the game.

Also, Shehu Dikko the League Management Company Chairman assured that arrangements are already ongoing to ensure that the May 22 game will be the talk of the town for as long as possible.

“We are doing everything possible to get it right because the attention of the world will on us for that game” Dikko stated.

Atletico Madrid are playing in the Europa League final against Olympique Marseille on May 16 before heading to Nigeria.