Football fans in the UK go crazy for Nigeria's new Nike kit ahead of England match at Wembley

By Daily Sports on June 2, 2018

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Football fans have gone crazy for Nigeria's new Nike kit as they queued up along Oxford Street on Friday morning to get their hands on it before it sells out.

The kit has been a huge hit with fans for its retro look and received more than three million pre-orders according to the Nigerian Football Federation before it finally went on sale.

Nigeria will debut the in-demand kit in their friendly against England on Saturday evening at Wembley as they continue to prepare for the World Cup.

London is home to thousands of Nigerian ex-pats and people with Nigerian heritage, meaning the kit had no shorter of takes at Nike's central London HQ.

Football kit collectors were also keen to get their hands on the funky shirts, as well as profiteers looking to make some quick cash.

Some of the shirts were available to buy on eBay by Friday afternoon, with bidding reaching £100 for one medium-sized shirt.

Nike have released a whole collection along with the three different kits, including tracksuits, sweatshirts and new football boots.

The kit costs £65 and was not released until late on in order to increase demand and reduce the spread of replicas being produced ahead of the World Cup.

The Super Eagles are looking forward to the tournament after they beat Argentina 4-2 back in November and they will face them again in the group stages.

The squad is relatively young and 21-year-old Alex Iwobi features heavily in promoting the new gear along with Kelechi Iheanacho.

The new collection is 'Naija-inspired', with the Mercurial 360 boot available in green and black, reflecting the colours used in the new kits.

It went on sale in Nigeria on May 29 and hit the stores in other countries on June 1 with people in London spending the morning out on the streets in hope of picking up something from the new collection.

Nike UK have revealed this morning that all three shirts sold out almost instantly online and add that there is likely to be limited availability left in stores.

They also claimed there are currently no plans to restock the collection, which will only make the much-sought-after pieces all the more valuable.

Nigeria will play Czech Republic next week after facing England as make final plans ahead of the World Cup.

The Super Eagles will line up in Group D along with Croatia, Iceland and Argentina.

Report courtesy of Daily Mail. Photo shows a crowd of people gathered as they try to buy the new Nigerian football team's Nike kits

Source Daily Sports

Posted June 2, 2018


 

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