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Focus shifts to Uyo for Eagles, Atletico’s clash


Attention of many football fans across the country will on Tuesday shift to the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, where the Super Eagles will test their strength against LaLiga giants, Atletico Madrid, in the inaugural edition of the GOtv MAX Cup.

Expectedly, the announcement of Atletico Madrid’s visit, which is happening on the invitation of MultiChoice, sparked huge excitement among football fans across the country, especially in Uyo, the host city.


Atletico Madrid is one of the biggest three teams in the LaLiga, where they have had an impressive season by qualifying for next season’s UEFA Champions League and defeating French side, Olympic Marseille in Wednesday’s Europa League final, making them three time Europa champions.

In European football, Atletico Madrid is in the top tier and have played in two of the last four UEFA Champions League finals. In Spain, they are the only team to have broken the Barcelona/Real Madrid grip on LaLiga since 2004, winning the title in 2014.

Ex-Super Eagles midfielder, Mutiu Adepoju, who played for Racing Satander and Real Sociedad in LaLiga, is delighted that a team of Atletico’s calibre is coming to Nigeria.

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