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Alex Iwobi modelling the new kit

Football fans go nuts in London for Nigeria’s new Nike kit


  • Nigeria’s new Nike kit went on sale and fans queued up all morning in London
  • The in-demand kit will make its debut on the pitch against England on Saturday
  • Nike UK say all three new jersey’s have sold out online and no plans to restock

Football fans have gone crazy for Nigeria’s new Nike kit as they queued up along Oxford Street on Friday morning to get their hands on it before it sells out.

The kit has been a huge hit with fans for it’s retro look and received over three million pre-orders according to the Nigerian Football Federation before it finally went on sale.

Nigeria will debut the in-demand kit in their friendly against England on Saturday evening at Wembley as they continue to prepare for the World Cup.

Nike have released a whole collection along with the three different kits, including tracksuits, sweatshirts and new football boots.

The kit costs £65 and was not released until late on in order to increase demand and reduce the spread of replicas being produced ahead of the World Cup.

Wizkid, Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi, Alex Iwobi and others pose in new kits

The Super Eagles are looking forward to the tournament after they beat Argentina 4-2 back in November and they will face them again in the group stages.

Their squad is relatively young and 21-year-old Alex Iwobi features heavily in promoting the new gear along with Kelechi Iheanacho.

The new collection is ‘Naija-inspired’, with the Mercuial 360 boot available in green and black, reflecting the colours used in the new kits.

It went on sale in Nigeria on May 29 and hit the stores in other countries on June 1 with people in London spending the morning out on the streets in hope of picking up something from the new collection.

Wilfred Ndidi rocking the kit with hat and jacket

Nike UK have revealed this morning that all three shirts sold out almost instantly online and add that there is likely to be limited availability left in stores.

They also claimed there are currently no plans to restock the collection, which will only make the much-sought-after pieces all the more valuable.

Wizkid and Alex Iwobi striking a pose

Nigeria will play Czech Republic next week after facing England as make final plans ahead of the World Cup.

The Super Eagles will line up in Group D along with Croatia, Iceland and Argentina.

By Michael Searles.  This report first appeared on The Daily Mail.


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