Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid will on the 22 of May, be in Nigeria under the auspices of Multichoice, promoter of the maiden edition of the GOtv MAX Cup.
Atletico who knocked out Arsenal to reach the Europa League final are expected to come with some of their big name players as they face Super Eagles Team B at the Uyo Township Stadium.
Speaking at the event, Martin Mabutho, General Manager, Sales and Marketing, MultiChoice Nigeria, stated that “We are delighted to bring one of the three biggest clubs from LaLiga to Nigeria in what we believe will be a historic visit”. According to him, 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”, he said.
Speaking further, Mabutho said: “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”.
Founded in 1903 in Madrid, Spain, Atlético Madrid are one of Europe’s most successful football clubs with 10 LaLiga and 10 Copa Del Rey trophies.
The club, which currently sits second in the Spanish top flight, are also three times UEFA Champions League finalists.
In his remarks, the President of LaLiga, Javier Tebas said: “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” he concludes.