The new Super Eagles jerseys designed by global sportswear giant Nike is set to be launched in October.
The new Super Eagles jersey was supposed to have been launched earlier in April but was pushed forward due to the global pandemic Coronavirus. The new launch date was announced in a statement by the NFF’S Communication Department on Tuesday.
The new designs were first unveiled by the Nike Senior Director, Global Communications, Heidi Burgett, back in February 5th, on her Twitter handle. Burgett wrote;
“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’s tweet came after NFF president Amaju Pinnick confirmed to The January 28, that the new national team jerseys would be unveiled in New York, London and Nigeria.
Officials of the NFF, which include Pinnick, vice presidents, Seyi Akinwunmi and Shehu Dikko; General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi; board members Ibrahim Musa Gusau and Felix Anyansi-Agwu; Director of Communications, Ademola Olajire; Head of Marketing, Alizor Chuks and Special Assistant to Pinnick, Nasiru Jibril met with officials of Nike Tina Salminen, David Watson and Lee Murphy 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.
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