By UbongAbasi Ise
Asides bringing the Spanish giants and the Europa League Champions, Atletico Madrid, to play on Nigerian soil, GOtv has also vowed to dazzle Nigerians the more with the best of Spanish La Liga games in response to the massive support it received from the country’s subscribers.
Speaking with newsmen in Uyo today after GOtv unveiled Atlectico Madrid squad that is set to clash with the Super Eagles of Nigeria in GOtv Max Cup today at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Mr. Akinlola Salu, General Manager of GOtv, said the digital pay-TV service provider is bringing the best of La Liga to Nigeria in fulfillment of the promise made to customers as a result of their yearnings for more sports channels.
“When we launched the GOtv Max in October last year, it was a fulfillment of promise to our customers who have been yearning for more sports on GOtv. So we launched our flagship programme with GOtv Max and loaded it with the best of La Liga. All La Liga matches are shown on Gotv, and in line with that promise, we have brought the best of Spanish entertainment and sports in football to Nigeria with Atletico Madrid,” said Salu.
The GOtv General Manager said why his company decided to adopt the initiative was to bring to the awareness of the public that the best of sports are available on GOtv and secondly, to improve football in the country.
“It is a two-prung approach. The first one is to continue to showcase to our customers that we have the best of sports in La Liga shown on GOtv. The second is to continue to uplift football in Nigeria,” he said.
Also speaking, Mr. Martin Mabutho who is the General Manager, Marketing and Sales of MultiChoice Nigeria, said the company, being the headline sponsor of Nigeria-Athletico Madrid match, had initiated GOtv Max in October 2017 to bring the La Liga appeal to Nigeria, adding that it was a way of appreciating the customers for accepting to support the company by buying Gotv.
Meanwhile the Atletico Star and legend, Fernando Torres, is set to lead the pack against the world cup-bound Super Eagles in todays encounter as Nigeria prepares ahead of soccer fiesta in Russia next month.