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#SportNews Super Eagles to Play Friendly match with Atletico Madrid

- Super Eagles are set to play Spanish
League side Atletico Madrid in a friendly
game on May 22 at the Godswill Akpabio
Stadium
- The game will be played by Super Eagles
team B in Uyo, Akwa Ibom in maiden GOtv
MAX Cup
- Gernot Rohr's men still have DR Congo,
England, and Czech Republic lined up as
part of the test games to prepare
themselves for the World Cup in June
Nigeria's Super Eagles will play Atletico
Madrid in a friendly game at the Godswill
Akpabio International stadium on Tuesday,
May 22, in the maiden edition of the GOtv
MAX Cup.
The game which will be played by Super
Eagles Team Bwill also be used as
preparation towards the 2018 FIFA World
Cup in Russia.
Atletico Madrid will be visiting Nigeria for
the first time.
“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 Atl├ętico 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 said.
Speaking further, Mabutho said:
“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”.
Founded in 1903 in Madrid, Spain, Atl├ętico
Madrid are one of Europe’s most successful
football clubs with 10 LaLiga and 10 Copa
Del Rey trophies. The club, which currently
sits second in the Spanish topflight, are also
three times UEFA Champions League
finalists.
In his remarks, 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 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.”
The match will air live on SuperSport Select
4 on GOtv MAX.

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