Sportswear manufacturing giants, NIKE, have disclosed that the Super Eagles jersey designed for this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia will be released into the global market on Tuesday, May 29.
The release date was confirmed on Thursday at a meeting held with Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) officials at the company’s Europe headquarters in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
NIKE also revealed that it had gotten over three million orders for the new jerseys which is at the unit cost of $85.
NFF officials in attendance include Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick and NFF 2nd Vice President/LMC Chairman, Mallam Shehu Dikko, who is also Chairman of the NFF Marketing, Sponsorship and TV Rights Committee
NIKE, on the other hand, were represented by Vice President/General Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Matthus Visch and Sales Director, Mr. Wouter van Olm.
While speaking about the purpose for the meeting, the aforementioned Dikko said: “The meeting was at the instance of NIKE. The company’s representatives at the meeting expressed delight with the performances of the various National Teams since they came on board and we both agreed that it was time for a much bigger contract. That would be actualized very soon.
“The new Super Eagles’ jerseys will be released into the global market, including several NIKE shops across Nigeria, on 29th May 2018, just before the Eagles fly out to London for the friendly match against England. The cost would be $85 for one.” he added.
Speaking further, Dikko said: “In our discussions, we explored a lot of possibilities going forward. We talked about the forthcoming FIFA World Cup finals in Russia and the preparation of the U20 girls (Falconets) for this year’s FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in France, among other issues.”