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Barcelona, Real Madrid could tour Nigeria soon - La Liga boss hints

Barcelona, Real Madrid could tour Nigeria soon - La Liga boss hints

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President of the Spanish topflight league, La Liga, Javier Tebas Medrano, over the weekend, opened his outfit’s Nigeria office in the administrative capital, Abuja.

The office, which is manned by Nigerian and Spanish staff is part of the collaborative agreement between the League Management Company of Nigeria (LMC) and the Spanish league organizers.

Tesbas hinted of a tour to Africa’s most populous nation by Spanish and global football giants Barcelona and Real Madrid in the not too distant future.

He said the bilateral agreement will be a win-win venture for both countries with the opportunity for both leagues to learn and gain from each other.

He further observed that with Nigerian players plying their trade in Spain for a long time, the new agreement means more players will be featuring for various clubs in La Liga.

As part of the deal, there is a scheduled game between Nigerian Premier League stars with their Spanish counterparts next week in Spain, a game he contends will afford both sides the opportunity to learn a thing or the other from the encounter.

For his part, Chairman of the LMC and first vice president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mallam Shehu Dikko said the federation chose a partnership with La Liga because it is the best league globally and Nigeria stands to learn a lot from them.

Dikko added that Nigeria was doing all it takes to raise the local league to the standard of La Liga adding that as many as 10 countries had applied to understudy the model and structure used by the LMC.