Nigeria Vs Atletico Madrid: Everything you need to know, Ticket Price, Venue, Time and more
Nigeria’s Super Eagles will face Spanish LaLiga outfit Atletico Madrid in a friendly at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium on Tuesday, May 22.
Atletico de Madrid, newly crowned Europa League champions after claimed a dominant 3-0 display over French side Marseille in Lyon on Wednesday night.
How the Country-Club friendly came to be
Prominent video entertainment company in Nigeria, MultiChoice, who is also the provider of digital terrestrial television platform GOtv and SuperSport La Liga’s official broadcaster in most African countries are 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 historic contest will take place thanks to
The partnership between the Nigerian Professional Football League and LaLiga has also played a major role in organizing the match. LaLiga President, Javier Tebas responded by saying “Once again, La Liga’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 La Liga’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.
Likely Line-up of Atletico Madrid against Super Eagles
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. The fixture will allow Nigerian fans to enjoy an array of some of the stars of the world’s best league up close, and watch one of its most iconic clubs, Atletico de Madrid.
Jan Oblak, Torres Sans Fernando Jose, Felipe Luiz, Torres Belen Juan Francisco, Angel Martin Correa. Victor Perez, Thomas Patey, Wilfredo Werner, Kevin Gameiro, Montoro Rodriguez Antonio, Roberto Olabe Del Arco, Dos Santos, Ferreira Miguel, Conde Alcolado Diego Jose, Gonzalez Testoni Sergio, Moreno Fernadez Juan, Munoz Obejero, Carlos Isaac, Schiappacasse Oliva, Nicolas Javier, Aguero Nunez Juan Cruz, Arona Sane.
Super Eagles Line-up
Olufemi Kayode (Lobi Stars), Olorunleke Ojo (Akwa United), Olufemi Thomas (Rangers International), Musa Muhammed (Lokomotiv Plovdiv), Stanley Okoroma (MFM FC), Ebube Duru (Lobi Stars), Ikouwem Utin (Enyimba FC), Adeleye Olamilekan (FC IfeanyiUbah), Austin Opara (MFM FC), Isiaka Oladuntoye (Enyimba FC), Chinedu Ajana (Katsina United), Raphael Ayagwa (Plateau United), Destiny Ashadi (Katsina United), Kelechi Nwakali (MVV Maastricht, Netherlands), Alhassan Ibrahim (FK Austrian Wien), Chidiebere Nwakali (Aberdeen FC, Scotland), Usman Mohammed (Norway), Dayo Ojo (Sunshine Stars), Emem Eduok (Kasimpasa FC, Turkey), Sadiq Umar (NAC Breda, Netherlands), Tosin Omoyele (Plateau United), Kadiri Samadi (Lobi Stars)
Why is Atletico Madrid Playing against Nigeria?
Atletico has been one of Europe’s most consistent teams in recent seasons, breaking Barcelona and Real Madrid’s stranglehold on LaLiga by claiming the title in 2013-14. The match is being played under the umbrella of the LaLiga Foundation’s LaLiga World Challenge programme, through which friendlies are organized between LaLiga clubs and local teams all over the globe.
According to the Football Association chairman of Akwa Ibom state, Emmanuel Iba the gates will be wide open for spectators to watch the match without paying a dime.
The match is scheduled for 6:00 PM Nigerian time on Tuesday.
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