Nike receive over three million orders for Nigeria’s World Cup shirt despite it not being released until next week.
Demand for Nigeria’s World Cup 2018 kit has dramatically increased Orders are said to have gone over 3,000,000 ahead of the kit going on sale The home and away kit were unveiled at a launch earlier this year in February The Super Eagles’ kit is meant to pay homage to their USA 1994 campaign.
Nike have received over 3,000,000 orders for Nigeria’s World Cup 2018 shirt despite the jersey not being officially on sale until next week.
Demand for the country’s home and away kit increased following its unveiling at a launch in February.
The kit isn’t available to buy for another six days but that hasn’t stopped fans wanting to place their order in advance.
The Super Eagles’ new home and away kit is meant to pay homage to their USA 1994 campaign.
The home shirt features a bright green-and-white zig-zag pattern spreading across the torso and the contrasting sleeves.
Nigeria’s away shirt for the Russia World Cup is more understated and closer in resemblance to their more recent shirts with an all-over dark green design.
The kit manufacturers Nike said they wanted to ‘tap into the attitude of the nation’ with the design and aimed to build the kit based on the identities of the players.
Nike’s Nigeria shirts are part of a collection which features Fast Fit Vapotknit technology to aide the athlete’s performance.
Nigeria’s 2018 kit pays homage to the shirt worn at USA 1994 – the west African nation’s debut on the World Cup stage.
The shirts were launched with the help of Premier League trio Wilfied Ndidi, Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho as well as ex-Chelsea midfielder Jon Obi Mikel.