NFF, Nike to Launch New Kits for National Teams

NFF, Nike

The Nigeria Football Federation 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 in October.

The Super Eagles would launch the new wears during the FIFA window for international friendlies next month.

This was made known at a virtual meeting held on Monday, which had the 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), putting finishing touches to the designs with observations and comments taken, and NIKE officials fully briefed on the minute details of the preferences of the NFF chieftains.

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The new designs were to have been launched earlier in the year, but plans were however put on hold as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic. They are also expecting these new kits would wow the world as did those launched on the margin of the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals.

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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.

Also on the first day of the sales in London, 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.

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