Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has revealed that the team will face Spanish giants Atletico Madrid in a friendly game at the Godswill Akpabio International stadium, Uyo on May 21.
The Franco-German tactician made this known while he was speaking on Supersport Monday night football as he added that the CHAN Eagles or selected home-based would be used to prosecute the match instead of the main Super Eagles team.
Rohr also stated that the game will be used to thank the state government under Governor Udom Emmanuel, as well as the good people of Uyo, for their unwavering support during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
In his words as reported by the Nation, Rohr said: “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. 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.”