Barcelona, Real Madrid to tour Nigeria – La Liga Chief
Nigerian football fans are in for a treat with the news that La Liga giants FC Barcelona and Real Madrid will soon be visiting the country on a playing tour.
This was disclosed by the President of La Liga, Javier Tebas, during the official opening of the Nigeria La Liga office in Abuja over the weekend, Vanguard reports.
It is pursuant to the 5-year Memorandum of Understanding between the League Management Company of Nigeria (LMC) and the Spanish league organizers.
Tebas, who described the bilateral agreement as a win-win venture for both countries, said Nigerian stars have been plying their trade in La Liga for a while and this could only increase the Nigerian presence in their clubs.
He also mentioned the already scheduled game between the Nigerian Premier League all-stars with their Spanish counterparts next week in Spain, which according to him, could prove enormously beneficial to both countries.
While responding, Chairman of the LMC and first vice president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mallam Shehu Dikko, said they chose to partner La Liga because it is the best league in the world and affords tremendous opportunities.
Dikko, who stated that the collaborative venture is already yielding results as a number of African leagues aim to emulate the model, called for all hands to be on deck as Nigerian football is lifted to its true place.
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