Brand new kits for the Super Eagles will be unveiled on 5 February by sportswear giants Nike and the Nigerian Football Federation at a launch in New York NFF president Amaju Pinnick has revealed.
The launch has been timed to ensure that the kits will be available for Nigeria’s next round of 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone in March.
The newly designed kits will replace the much loved old designs that wowed the world when it was unveiled ahead of the 2018 world cup in Russia.
That design sold out in record time and fueled global recognition for the Super Eagles as the jerseys appeared in far-flung places and were coveted by even non-football fans.
Speaking to The Punch, Pinnick revealed the NFF and Nike who signed a much-improved extension of their kit deal with NFF in 2018, are aiming to replicate that success and have planned launches for the jerseys in London and Lagos following the New York unveiling.
“Nike will be unveiling our new jerseys,” Pinnick told The Punch.
“It’s for our World Cup preparation and trust me, it must be celebrated, something out of this world. These are some of the things we have tried to do out of the pitch. We try to create excitement, respect for the Nigerian brand.
“Yes, we did not win the (2018) World Cup, but we brought a jersey that stunned the world.
“In football, all these things count. In New York, on February 5, we would be launching the first set of jerseys with other Nike partners.
“Then we proceed to London and lastly, to Nigeria. We are working on that. They (Nike) want us to qualify,” he said.