Nigeria To Play A Friendly Match Against Atlético Madrid
With the 2018 World Cup just two months away, Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is putting finishing touches on Nigeria’s dream team.
To get us well hyped for the tournament in Russia, Rohr has revealed Nigeria will play a friendly match against Atlético Madrid.
According to Soccernet, the Super Eagles will use the match to appreciate the government and people of Akwa Ibom State for their support so far.
With three friendly games and the World Cup waiting for the senior team, Rohr said he won’t feature senior players in the friendly match. So it’ll fall on either the CHAN Eagles or selected home-based players to take on the Spanish club.
The friendly match will not only give Nigerian football fans the chance to see stars like Fernando Torres and Diego Costa, it’ll also be a big opportunity for the Nigerian team to test their skills against a 115-year-old club currently in second place in the UEFA ranking.
The game will take place at Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo on May 21.