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Nigeria World Cup kit sells out with three million pre-orders

Nigeria World Cup kit sells out with three million pre-orders
Sports West Africa

The Nigeria football federation has said there were three million pre-orders for the futuristic-looking green and white kit.

Arsenal's Alex Iwobi and Leicester's Wilfried Ndidi modelled the kits. Pic: Nike

Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi (front-right) and Leicester’s Wilfred Ndidi (third from right, back row) modelled the kits. Pic: Nike

Nigeria’s World Cup football kit has sold out, with three million shirts pre-ordered online.

The team’s replica shirts, which feature a pattern with a feathered arrow design in green and white, have proved a hit with fans of both sport and fashion.Eager customers queued round the block at Nike’s flagship Oxford Circus store in London on Friday, desperate for a chance to get their hands on the kit.

The team’s home and away shirts were priced at £64.95, with other items reaching higher prices. Kit on sale included a jacket, training clothing, footwear and a travel suit as well as away kits and a bucket hat.

Some of the clothing is emblazoned with the word “Naija” – an affection nickname for the team picked to communicate Nigerian national pride.

Pic: NIke

Nike says the collection’s feathered pattern is inspired by the Super Eagles – the Nigerian team that first played in the World Cup in 1994.

The away kit is a solid dark green – a “long standing symbol of the nation” that according to Nike can boast of having “the world’s most expressive team”.

The kit will make its on-pitch debut on Saturday, in a warm-up match against England at Wembley.

“From its beginnings playing as a British colony to reaching the world stage in 1994, Nigeria’s confidence is irresistible,” Nike said.

Source: Sky News https://news.sky.com/story/nigeria-world-cup-kit-sells-out-with-three-million-pre-orders-11392433

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