SUPER EAGLES RUSSIA 2018 KIT REVEALED
Its world cup season and Teams have begun Unveiling what they will be sporting when hostilities begin at the World cup in Russia 2018 which is now just 4 months away. England recently unveiled theirs with Raheem Sterling sporting the all white 3 LIONS Kit. Not to be left out, The Super eagles have followed Suit on Wednesday unveiling their own designed by sportswear Giants Nike.
All long term followers of the Super Eagles will feel they have seen one of the jersey designs before and they won’t be wrong. Nike took a retro hint from the jersey they made for the Eagles to the 1995 King Fahd Cup – now known as FIFA Confederations Cup.
The jerseys were launched at a ceremony in London, England.
Captain John Mikel Obi, Alex Iwobi ,Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho all modelled the new kits.
Nigeria is expected to wear them for the five friendly games they will play ahead of the World Cup.
The Eagles are scheduled to play Poland, Serbia, Democratic Republic of Congo, England and Czech Republic before the tournament.
What appears to be the away kit has the shirt in predominantly light green background with bold white V-shaped patterns drawn on it. The sleeves are white underneath black patterns. The shorts are plain white.
Iwobi sporting the Away kit.
The home shirt is all-green, this one darker than usual.
While reviewing the designs, Mikel said: “I can see the players going crazy over this one.”
Ndidi also sounded excited, adding “This is cultural” in apparent reference to the patterned away kit.
“This is different, you know,” Iwobi added, while Iheanacho seemed happy with all the designs.
The Super Eagles wore Adidas jerseys at the last World Cup but the kit makers and the Nigeria Football Federation severed their relationship soon after.
Mikel in the Home kit
On social Media fans greeted the unveiling with mixed reactions.
@theyomikazeem says “great jersey for the Super eagles….”
@ezeh_uk says “what is great about the jersey”
@vicOVEEKEE says “frankly , too busy can pass for Atilogwu dance troupe costume”
@knowafria says” Now this is Amazing..’