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PHOTOS: Atletico Madrid Players Arrive In Nigeria for Friendly

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The Europa league winners touched down in Uyo last night via the Akwa-Ibom airport and they will take on Nigeria’s B team in a friendly at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium.

The competition, the GOtv MAX Cup, will pit Salisu Yusuf’s men against the former La Liga champions on Tuesday (today).

Fernando Torres and Jan Oblak are two of the more famous names that have come to Nigeria for the friendly and this tie marks the first time Atletico will be visiting the West African country.

The match is set to kick-off at 6pm but the gates will be open at 11am.

The team lists look like this:

Atletico Squad: Oblak, Werner, Juanfran, Sergi Montero, Solano, Jota, Rafa Muñoz, Thomas, Gabi, Vitolo, Toni Moya, Agüero, Olabe, Mikel Carro, Joaquín, Torres, Correa, Gameiro, and Borja

Nigeria Squad:

Olufemi Kayode (Lobi Stars), Olorunleke Ojo (Akwa United), Olufemi Kayode (Rangers International), Musa Muhammed (Lokomotiv Plovdiv), Stanley Okoroma (MFM FC), Ebube Duru (Lobi Stars), Ikouwem Utin (Enyimba FC), Adeleye Olamilekan (FC IfeanyiUbah), Austin Opara (MFM FC), Isiaka Oladuntoye (Enyimba FC), Chinedu Ajana (Katsina United), Raphael Ayagwa (Plateau United), Destiny Ashadi (Katsina United), Kelechi Nwakali (MVV Maastricht, Netherlands), Alhassan Ibrahim (FK Austrian Wien), Chidiebere Nwakali (Aberdeen FC, Scotland), Usman Mohammed (Norway), Dayo Ojo (Sunshine Stars), Emem Eduok (Kasimpasa FC, Turkey), Sadiq Umar (NAC Breda, Netherlands), Tosin Omoyele (Plateau United), Kadiri Samadi (Lobi Stars), Ibrahim Alhassan (Kano Pillars)

Check out photos below

Atletico players arriving Nigeria

 

Atletico players arriving Nigeria

 

 

Diego Simeone arriving Nigeria

 

Fernando Torres Arrives Nigeria

 

 

Famutimi Femi is a writer for theheraldng. He is also a lawyer by trade. His hobbies include reading and writing, he also loves Renaissance art.

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