NFF To Unveil New National Team Jerseys In October (Photo)
The Nigeria Football Federation is set to unveil new jerseys designed by kit-sponsors Nike for national teams in October.
This was disclosed on Tuesday in a statement signed by the NFF’s Communications Department following a virtual meeting on Monday.
The meeting had in attendance 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).
“Finishing touches were put to the designs with observations and comments taken, and Nike officials fully briefed on the minute details of the preferences of the NFF chieftains,” the NFF statement said.
Nike Senior Director, Global Communications, Heidi Burgett, had February 5, shared the designs of the new national team’s jerseys on Twitter.
“New 2020 kits for Nigeria: Home kit’s hand drawn design fuses the traditional aesthetic of an agbada robe w/ modern football design. Away kit trim is inspired by Onaism. Broader collection of Super Eagles apparel includes a poncho, vest, dress, & more,” Burgett wrote.
Nike had launched the present national team jerseys May 29, 2018, ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, with the jersey receiving three million orders prior to its launch.
The jersey was rated number five best shirt worn by football teams in the last 52 years in a survey conducted by BBC Sports.
The Super Falcons home kit was also voted the best jersey of the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France.