Atletico Revs up Preparation for Clash with Eagles
Newly crowned Europa Cup champions, Atletico de Madrid, has shifted focus to the planned friendly against Nigeria’s Home-based Eagles on May 22nd at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium Uyo.
MultiChoice, the provider of digital terrestrial television platform, DSTv and GOtv, is responsible for bringing the Spanish outfit to Nigeria for the special visit and to play in the maiden edition of the GOtv MAX Cup.
The partnership between the Nigerian Professional Football League and LaLiga has also played a major role in organising the match.
LaLiga President, Javier Tebas responded by saying “Once again, LaLiga’s total commitment to fans around the world is evident. This is a historic announcement and we’re very happy to share it with our Nigerian fans. Atletico, one of LaLiga’s most important clubs, will be in Nigeria and will give the local fans out there the opportunity to enjoy the stars close up. Africa, and Nigeria are very important to LaLiga and are also great fans of Spanish football, which we’re very proud of.”
LaLiga ambassador, Mutiu Adepoju said: “Multichoice, SuperSport, and GOtv have done well for Nigeria and indeed Nigerian football by bringing Atletico de Madrid here. It shows they are keen on putting Nigeria on the global football map, and they are also providing an opportunity for our players to be noticed by big European clubs.”
“The Atletico that will come to play the Eagles will be the first team. They will get ready for the trip to Nigeria immediately after Wednesday night’s Europa League final clash with Marseille. Apart from anybody who may be injured or those who are World Cup bound with their countries, you can expect to see the full team with the technical staff led by Diego Simeone” he added.