Nigeria World Cup kit sells out with three million pre-orders

Posted June 07, 2018

Overwhelmed by the demand, Nike received a record three million pre-orders orders for the shirt, whose design was inspired by the iconic strip worn for the 1994 World Cup in the U.S., the tournament in which Nigeria recorded their highest ever finish.

Nigeria's World Cup jersey has been praised by football fans across the world since its release and today it finally launched.

The Nigerian team will also play the Czech Republic in a final pre-World Cup friendly on Wednesday, June 6, after which the Eagles will fly into Russian Federation on June 11.

Queues around the block were seen at the Nike Store in central London and around the world.

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The home and away shirts, priced at £64.95, were sold out on the sportswear giant's website soon after they were released.

Alex Iwobi of Arsenal's is amongst the players who modeled the kit, along with Leicester's Wilfried Ndidi, who wore a branded bucket hat and jacket for the promotional photos.

Fans will get a chance to see the kit as Nigeria face England in a friendly at Wembley on Saturday.

The official Nike Super Eagles campaign is mind-blowingThe Russia 2018 World Cup is just around the corner and so is the release of the official Nigeria jersey.

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There were long queues outside London's Nike Town store and thousands more were trying to buy the kit online, however both options are now no longer available.

"From its beginnings playing as a British colony to reaching the world stage in 1994, Nigeria's confidence is irresistible", Nike said.

Meanwhile a recent worldwide survey rated the Super Eagles' Russia 2018 World Cup jersey as the best among the 32 nations in the tournament.

Nigeria's eye-catching, snazzy home shirt has been taking the world by storm and the latest evidence of its monumental impact can be found in the fact that Nigerian folks have been using the design in other ways.

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