Super Eagles to face Atletico Madrid before World Cup

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Super Eagles coach, Genort Rohr, has given an indication that his team will face Atletico Madrid in a friendly game on May 21 at the Godswill Akpabio International stadium, Uyo.

As reported by The Nation, Rohr revealed on Supersport Monday night football that the CHAN Eagles or selected home-based players would be used to prosecute the match, as he ruled out the possibility of using Eagles big stars for the game.

“The date for the match is May 21. If they (Atletico Madrid) are coming to Nigeria for the match, it will be a good one for us,” the Franco-German stated.

“But I don’t know yet which team would play against Atletico Madrid. It maybe CHAN Eagles or selected local-based players but the main Eagles players will not be part of it.

“I love the game to be played so that we will use the opportunity to say thank you to the government, governor and people of Uyo for their support to the Super Eagles during our stay there.”

The main Super Eagles team are expected to play three friendly games against DR Congo, Czech Republic and England before the World Cup in Russia.

Nigeria is drawn in Group D alongside Argentina, Iceland and Croatia.