The Nigeria Football Federation has finally launched their new Nike jerseys for the country’s national teams.
Months after initial images of the jerseys were first released, the NFF officially launched the new home and away range across social media on Sunday with a series of promotional pictures which featured Super Eagles stars William Troost-Ekong, Samuel Chukwueze and Wilfred Ndidi as well as Falcons stars Asisat Oshoala and Rasheedat Ajibade.
The newly designed kits retain a resemblance to the much loved old designs in that the home kits maintain a patterned design while the away strip remains an all-green ensemble with the main difference being a patterned green design around the neckline and sleeves.
Speaking on the new kits, Nike Senior Director of Global Communications Heidi Burgett said the new home strip design incorporates features of the traditional agbada robe fused with modern football design while the away strip is inspired by a form of traditional Yoruba art and design known as Onaism.
The jerseys were originally supposed to be launched earlier in the year in New York, but the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic forced the postponement of the planned launch.
A larger collection of Super Eagles apparel that includes a poncho, vest, dress and other accessories will also be released alongside the new jerseys Ms Burgett said.
The Super Eagles will launch the new wears during the FIFA window for international friendlies next month when they take on Tunisia and Ivory Coast in Austria.