Nigeria will face Atletico Madrid in a friendly at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium on Tuesday, May 22.
While LaLiga and the Nigeria Football Federation have been heavily involved in organizing the event, prominent video entertainment giants MultiChoice Nigeria – provider of digital terrestrial platform GOtv is bringing Los Rojiblancos to play in the maiden edition of the GOtv MAX Cup.
There, the 2018 Europa League finalists will test the Super Eagles’ readiness for the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia where they take on Iceland, Croatia and Argentina.
“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 Atlético Madrid are 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.”
For LaLiga president Javier Tebas, Atletico are giving Nigerian a chance to see their stars up close.
“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,” said Tebas.
“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 game expected to feature plethora of stars will be shown live on SuperSport Select 4 on GOtv MAX.