The home-based Super Eagles (also known as CHAN Eagles), will be facing Spanish La Liga side Atletico Madrid at Goodswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo on May 22 in the GOtv Max Cup six days after their Europa Cup final against Marseille in Lyon.
This was revealed by the General Manager, Sales and Marketing, Multichoice, Martin Mabutho in a press conference held at the Multichoice office in Victoria Island, Lagos on Thursday.
Mabutho who was flanked Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) president, Amaju Pinnick, second vice- president, Shehu Dikko and La Liga delegate, Javier Del Rio at the conference said Multichoice is delighted to bring one of the three biggest clubs from the Spanish La Liga to Nigeria in what will be an epoch-making event.
He said, “As you all know Atlético Madrid is one of the top clubs in La Liga. 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.”
Responding at the conference, La Liga president, Javier Tebas said they are excited to share the news with all La Liga fans in Nigeria.
“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.”