Spanish La Liga runners up Atletico Madrid have arrived Uyo ahead of their friendly against the home-based Super Eagles team of Nigeria.
The high-profile friendly match will be played at the Godswill Akpabio stadium on Tuesday, May, 22 where the best of the Nigerian league will test their might against Los Rojiblancos.
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Coach Diego Simeone led the players who were warmly welcomed by fans at the international airport when they all arrived.
Atleti, who finished the season on a high by beating Olympique Marseilles 3-0 to win the Europa League.
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Interestingly, the La Liga giants have come with a string side save for Antoine Griezmann who is on National duty preparing for the FIFA World Cup with his French teammates.
The match with the Eagles is part of the LaLigaWorld Project which organises friendly matches involving LaLiga teams all over the World.
The Nigeria Professional Football League signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding with La Liga three years ago to help improve the local league while increasing the global appeal of the Spanish League.