NFF and Nike Prepares to Unveil new Kits for the Super Eagles
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and its global brand kit-sponsor NIKE have taken a further step forward in the plan to unveil another set of kits for the Nigeria National Teams. The last one they did before the 2018 Fifa World Cup really wow the world they are set to lunch another kit with the hope of wowing the world again for the second the time.
At a virtual meeting on Monday that had NFF President Amaju Pinnick, Vice Presidents Seyi Akinwunmi and Shehu Dikko, NFF General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi, NIKE’s Tina Salminen, David Watson and Lee Murphy, NFF Board Members Ibrahim Musa Gusau and Felix Anyansi-Agwu, as well as Ademola Olajire (Director of Communications), Alizor Chuks (Head of Marketing) and Nasiru Jibril (SA to President), finishing touches were put to the designs with observations and comments taken, and NIKE officials fully briefed on the minute details of the preferences of the NFF chieftains.
The new designs were to have been launched earlier in the year, but due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, their plans never came through and so they are now planing on unavailing a new one now before international friendlies and qualifiers start. The Super Eagles would launch the new kits during the FIFA window for international friendlies next month.
It would be recalled that American sportswear giant, NIKE received three million orders for the Super Eagles’ 2018 FIFA World Cup kit prior to the release of the jerseys into the market on 29th May 2018. On the first day of the sales in London, the United Kingdom on Friday, 1st June 2018 (which also was the eve of Nigeria’s high-profile pre-World Cup friendly with England’s Three Lions at Wembley), NIKE shops ran out of stock within one hour of putting out the jerseys.
Apart from the massive sale of the Nigerian kits, NIKE has continued to express its delight with the running agreement with the NFF, initially signed in London in April 2015, with the various Nigeria National Teams qualifying for major competitions and impressing at continental championships. We might be seeing the kits in the AFCON qualifiers which Nigeria is currently comfortably topping their own group, they will be guaranteed a ticket to the finals if they beat Sierra Leone home-and-away in the Day 3 and 4 encounters in November.