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@Sports Africa: Fans delighted Nigeria will play Atletico Madrid in a friendly this month


Fans delighted Nigeria will play Atletico Madrid in a friendly this month
Football fans in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom state Nigeria have expressed excitement over the upcoming friendly match between the Nigeria Super Eagles and the newly-crowned Europa League champions, Atletico Madrid, for the inaugural GOtv MAX Cup.
The GOtv MAX Cup which is scheduled for Tuesday, May 22 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo is expected to thrill fans who will be present at the stadium.
A fan said, “I am happy that Atletico Madrid is coming to Uyo,” a survey by Bamidele Johnson, the Media Officer for the GOtv MAX Cup quoted Inya Bassey as saying.
“I will definitely be at the stadium to watch the team. I pray and hope that the Super Eagles give a good account of themselves.”
Another fan, Sunday Ndifreke thanked MultiChoice for facilitating the visit of Atletico Madrid, adding that he was an admirer of their manager, Diego Simeone.
“I want to sincerely thank MultiChoice for putting together the GOtv MAX Cup and having it hosted in Uyo.
“I am a fan of Simeone because his team always gives everything. I definitely will be at the stadium,’’ he said.
Also, Samuel Okon, a self-confessed Atletico Madrid fan, said the GOtv MAX Cup represents a dream fulfilled.
According to him, he will be going to watch the match with his brother, who is also a supporter of the Spanish team when they play in Uyo.
Atletico Madrid have had an impressive season and are currently placed second on the LaLiga standings.
Diego Simeone’s side also won the UEFA Europa League Cup following their 3-0 win over Olympique Marseille on May 16.
The kick off time for the match is 7pm Nigerian time.

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