BREAKING NEWS: Atletico Madrid to play Nigeria in Uyo

Nigerian Football News By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 10/05/2018

Atletico Madrid is to round off their season with a friendly match against the Super Eagles of Nigeria (CHAN team) in the maiden edition of the GOtv MAX Cup in Uyo.

The La Liga giants who are currently sitting second in the La Liga table with 75 points from 36 matches, will be visiting Nigeria for the first time where they would play against the Super Eagles. The game is scheduled to hold on Tuesday, 22nd May 2018, at the Godswill Akpabio stadium six days after the Europa League final in Lyon.

New of the game was announced at a press conference held at the MultiChoice office in Victoria Island, Lagos on Thursday.

At the press conference was the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President Amaju Pinnick, NFF second Vice President and Chairman League Management Company (LMC), Shehu Dikko, LaLiga delegate Javier Del Rio; General Manager, Sales and Marketing, MultiChoice Nigeria Martin Mabutho and former Super Eagles midfielder Mutiu Adepoju.

Mabutho said: “We are delighted to bring one of the three biggest clubs from LaLiga to Nigeria in what we believe will be a historic visit.

 "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.

"MultiChoice is undoubtedly the continent’s leader in sports and we have repeatedly shown this not only by the exclusive content we broadcast but also by the way we support sports in Nigeria and put the country on the global sports map through exciting initiatives like the GOtv Max Cup.”

The President of LaLiga, Javier Tebas said: “This is a historic announcement and we are excited to share this news with our Nigerian fans: Atletico Madrid, one of La Liga’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.”

The encounter between Atletico and the home-based Eagles will air live on SuperSport Select 4 on GOtv Max, which shows the Spanish top flight regularly.
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