Atletico Madrid To Play Hearts Or Kotoko In Accra In August

Athletico MadridIn August this year, former Spanish League champions Atletico Madrid will be in Ghana to take on either Hearts of Oak, Asante Kotoko in a friendly match at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The match will form part of the Spanish La Liga’s drive to promote the league globally in the LFP World Challenge and the Spanish League is working in collaboration with 2A Multimedia of Ghana to put the match together.

CEO of 2A Multimedia, Kofi Apeatu Ampaw confirmed the match to Citi Sports on Friday.

“I can state that Atletico Madrid will be coming to Ghana in August to play either Hearts of oak or Asante Kotoko in an international friendly.

It was put together after a contact of mine with the Spanish league told me of their initiative to promote the league’s brand globally. I thought Ghana deserved to enjoy such a good initiative so I expressed interest in organising the match and we are very close to making it happen.

Of course, Atletico has stated a list of conditions and we have been working round the clock to make these conditions are met so that that can come to Ghana.”

Ampaw went on to explain that in the event that and Kotoko failed to state their interest in the match, AshantiGold could be brought in as replacements.

He also said Atletico coach Diego Simeone would engage local coaches and share knowledge with them on how to improve the local game.

The match will be played on the 8th of August which will be two weeks before the start of the 2015/ 2016 Spanish league season.



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