Super Eagles and Arsenal star Alex Iwobi and Nigerian Music Sensation Wizkid Ayo Balogun recently modelled for kits giants, Nike as they launched the new super Nigeria jersey, designed for the Super Eagles’ Russia 2018 World Cup campaign.
In a Nike Football video shared on YouTube, Super Eagles stars Mikel Obi, Wilfred Ndidi, Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho were seen reviewing the new designs, which also included those made for Nigerian fans.
The designs were created to ignite memories of the patterned Adidas jersey the Super Eagles wore at the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia and their first World Cup in the United States of America that same year.
Also, what seems to be the away kit has the shirt in predominantly light green background with bold white V-shaped patterns drawn on it. The sleeves are white underneath black patterns. The shorts are plain white.
The home shirt is all-green, however, darker than the usual Super Eagles’ green. While reviewing the designs, Mikel said: “I can see the players going crazy over this one.” Ndidi also sounded excited about the new away kit saying; “This is cultural.
“This is different, you know,” Iwobi added, even as Kelechi Iheanacho showed happiness with all the designs.
The Super Eagles had a deal with Adidas and wore Adidas jerseys at the last World Cup but the relationship with kit makers and the Nigeria Football Federation was cut short soon after.
The Eagles are expected to launch these kits on March 23 when they face fellow World Cup finalists Poland in a pre-World Cup friendly. Four days later, the Eagles will also wear the new kits for another World Cup warm-up game against Serbia in London.
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