SUPER EAGLES WORLD CUP KIT SOLD OUT ON FIRST DAY OF RELEASE
Nigeria may not be favourites for the World Cup, but they seem to have won fans over with their new kit for Russia.
Several football fans were seen queuing up to purchase the new Super Eagles kit outside London’s NikeTown store in Oxford Street.
The shirt alone is priced by Nike at £64.95 (about N31, 000) according to English tabloid, The Independent and will likely be seen for the first time in action on Saturday evening when Nigeria face England at Wembley in the their pre-World Cup friendly match.
The kit which was reportedly sold out on Friday received more than three million pre-orders according to the Nigerian Football Federation before it finally went on sale Friday morning. The kit, modelled by Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi, Leicester City’s duo of Alex Iwobi and Wilfred Ndidi is regarded as the best kit to be seen at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia this summer. The jersey was rated as the best World Cup jersey in a poll conducted by Sky Sports and has been well received by non – Nigerians.
According to English tabloid, The Independent, Nike extended the release date earlier this week due to high demand and the jerseys are now unavailable for purchase on the Nike website.