Nigeria Home Shirt Sells Out On Nike Shop, Queues Outside London Store Are Insane
The demand for Nigeria's sexy new home shirt has been utterly incredible.
The NFF says Nike has received 3million orders for the Nigeria World Cup jerseys that will go on sale May 29. At $85 each, that's a decent $255m (91.8bn Naira).- Lolade Adewuyi (@Jololade) May 17, 2018
Nike and the NFF agreed to a $1m per annum contract three years ago. Time to improve it, all things being equal.
Much to the delight of football fans and those who know a spicy football shirt when they see one, the shirt, along with the rest of the beautiful collection, has officially been released today.
Football shirt enthusiasts like myself have been waiting to see it hit the stores ever since pictures of the 1994-inspired home shirt began to do the rounds - and to the surprise of absolutely no-one, it's sold out in rapid time on the Nike store.
Nigeria's World Cup kit went on sale at 10am, 10:02am and it's ALL gone :disappointed:- Nikhita Chulani (@NChulani) June 1, 2018
The price of £64.95 would typically be seen as far too steep for a football shirt but given its quite possibly the very best we've seen in years, and it's something that would look fresh regardless of whether you're at five-a-side or at Parklife festival, it's been snapped up by people before you could say Jay Jay Okocha.
Interest in purchasing the cool clobber on its launch date was so monumental in fact, that there were huge queues at the Nike Town in London.
The queue for Nigeria's World Cup kit by Nike. :fire::fire::fire::fire::fire: pic.twitter.com/2GVHXg5Kio- #ThisIsNigeria (@I_am_fabebe) June 1, 2018
Never has a football shirt garnered such a mindblowing response. You can definitely expect it to be in every UK rap music video throughout the summer, with Skepta and Tinie Tempah already sporting it ahead of its release.
The Super Eagles debuted the popular kit in a friendly against Serbia in March and will wear it at Wembley against England tomorrow. Just give them the World Cup already...