NFF’s Communications Department on Tuesday revealed that Super Eagles new jerseys designed by kit-sponsors Nike for national teams will be launched in October.
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 to The Punch January 28, 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 met with officials of Nike 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, ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, with the jersey receiving three million orders prior to its launch.
The jersey was rated number five best shirt worn by football teams in the last 52 years in a survey conducted by BBC Sports.