Atlético Madrid, Spanish professional football club, will be visiting Nigeria for the first time to play against the Super Eagles CHAN team in the maiden edition of the GoTv MAX Cup.
The event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, May 22 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.
“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, during a press conference on Thursday.
“As you all know Atlético Madrid is 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.”
The LaLiga club is set to play against Olympique de Marseille in the UEFA Europa league on May 16.
“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 Javier Tebas, president of LaLiga.
“Africa and Nigeria, in particular, very important for us and have a lot of love for Spanish football, something we are proud of.”
The match will air live on SuperSport Select 4 on GOtv MAX.