Scottish champions Celtic have confirmed they will face Villarreal for a charity match on Wednesday, September 3, at El Madrigal Stadium with the gate proceeds going to the Spanish side’s ‘United for Hope’ project.
Efe Ambrose plays for Celtic and may be on the squad that will face Villarreal, who have Nigeria striker Ike Uche.
According to Celtic official website, Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Celtic Submari CSC, a Villarreal supporters’ group that began when Celtic played in 2004 at
El Madrigal, is promoting an initiative with the aim of improving the quality of life of children affected by cancer.
Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell, said: “Celtic is delighted to have such a magnificent support worldwide and we have enjoyed a fantastic relationship with Villarreal and the Celtic Submari CSC over the years.
“We are delighted to be sending a team around the September international break to play in this match.
“Our own charitable arm – Celtic FC Foundation – puts Health as one of its four main priorities, so it is very fitting for Celtic to support this initiative.
“We are very much looking forward to heading back to El Madrigal later in the year.”