The Pretty Ushers & Torres Bizarre Award. 4 Things You Might Have Missed From The #GOtvMAXCup


Europa League winners Atletico Madrid beat a Nigerian selection 3-2 in a friendly on Tuesday at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo.


The game which was entertaining from start to finish had Kelechi Nwakali put the home team in front in the 31st minute with a superb strike from outside the box that beat goalkeeper Jan Oblak. 

Before Torres and Correa overturned the match in favour of the Spaniards. 

Usman Mohammed scored a beautiful individual goal but Atleti were to have the final say as  youngster Joaquin blasted home from close range. 

Asides the action on the pitch, here are 4 things you might have missed.


      1. The Award Given To Torres
Fernando Torres who played his final game for Atletico Madrid in Uyo received an artwork. The gigantic piece is the 1000 naira note carved on a metallic frame. The award left everyone wondering its significance to Fernando Torres.

Was the game his 1000th? Or the goal he scored his 1000th? What exactly is the idea behind the artwork? Any genius in the house? Please help

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2.  The Trophy Celebration
A host of dignitaries which included the NFF President Amaju Pinnick,  Vice President Seyi Akinwunmi, LMC Chairman Shehu Dikko, Akwa Ibom Governor Udom Emmanuel amongst others were present to hand the trophy for the GoTv Max Cup to Fernando Torres. 

When it was handed over, his team mates weren’t with him. It looked more like an individual award.

The whole process wasn’t properly done so much so that the sponsors banner was missed when the team took their group trophy picture

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3. The Pretty Ushers
Uyo fans were greeted by the adorable ushers who handed the trophy and accolades to the players. Such beauty!

4. “Counterfeit Jerseys” Everywhere
The NFF released a statement last week saying that the “authentic kits” of  the Super Eagles which was unveiled in March would be available in June hence fans should not purchase the fake ones flooding the market.

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Really? Two months down the line, the kits aren’t still available and you expect Nigerians to wait? Trust Aba boys, they never disappoint. 

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Source: wolexis

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