Wednesday, September 2, 2020

NFF to unveil new jerseys October


The Super Eagles will launch new jerseys designed by kit- sponsors Nike for national teams in October .

This was announced in a statement by the NFF ’ s Communications Department on Tuesday.

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.

Burgett’ s tweet came after NFF president Amaju Pinnick confirmed that the new national team jerseys would be unveiled in New York , London and Nigeria .

Further plans for the unveiling were however put on hold due to COVID -19.

Officials of the NFF , which include Pinnick , vice presidents , Seyi Akinwunmi and Shehu Dikko ; General Secretary , Mohammed Sanusi; board members Ibrahim Musa Gusau and Felix Anyansi -Agwu ; Director of Communications , Ademola Olajire ; Head of Marketing , Alizor Chuks and Special Assistant to Pinnick , Nasiru Jibril met with officials of Nike Tina Salminen , David Watson and Lee Murphy via a virtual meeting on Monday .

“ 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 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 .

Nike shops in the Uk ran out of stock just one hour after it was released to the market three days later .

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 .

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