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GOTV Max Cup: Torres, Simeone arrive in Nigeria with Atletico Madrid


Just less than a week after winning the 2018 Europa League title Atletico Madridlegends Fernando Torres and Diego Simeone arrived in Uyo, Nigeria for the GOTV Max Cup game against Nigeria.

Atletico Madrid will face Nigeria in the game on Tuesday, May 22 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo.

Ahead of the game, the Spanish giants arrived in Nigeria on Monday, May 21 via a chartered flight straight from Spain.

GOTV Max Cup: Torres, Simeone arrive in Nigeria with Atletico Madrid_2

Simeone’s colourful assistant  German Burgos, Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak and Ghanaian player Thomas Amartey were among the contingent from Spain.

Friendly game in Uyo

They arrive in Uyo around 6:45 pm and were immediately taken to Le Meridien Hotel Uyo where they will be based.

Torres and the whole squad were pleased with the colourful traditional dancers on hand to welcome them at the Akwa Ibom International Airport.

Burgos, Simeone and other Atletico Madrid players were seen taking pictures of the dancers.


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