The Super Eagles of Nigeria will take on LaLiga club, Atletico Madrid, on May 22 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital.
It is the first time the Spanish team will be visiting the country and the game will serve as preparation for Gernot Rohr’s men, as they prepare for next month’s World Cup in Russia.
“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. 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,” Martin Mabutho, General Manager, Sales and Marketing, MultiChoice Nigeria, told reporters.
The President of LaLiga, Javier Tebas, added: “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.”