Nigeria Football Federation Why Nike is extending deal with NFF [Exclusive]

Pinnick reveals that Nike have agreed to extend their deal because of the Super Eagles recent performances.

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Amaju Pinnick and Stephen Keshi play The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will extend their deal with Nike on Friday, December 9 (NFF)
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Sportswear giants, Nike will on Friday, December 9 meet with the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Nigerian Sports Minister Solomon Dalung to discuss a new deal.

The NFF in April 2015 signed a kit sponsorship deal with Nike after ending their contract with Adidas.

Originally, the NFF’s deal with Nike officially began May 1, 2015, until at least 2018 before the FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Nike kit for Dream Team VI play Nike will unveil another kit on Friday, December 9 (NFF)

 

The American company has however decided to extend it because of the recent performance of the Super Eagles.

The Super Eagles are currently in command of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying group after winning their first two matches, against Zambia and Algeria.

NFF president Amaju Pinnick told Pulse Sports that Nike have agreed to extend their deal because they have been satisfied with the performances of the Super Eagles.

Super Eagles play Pinnick says the Super Eagles recent performances have encouraged Nike to extend the kit deal with the NFF (NFF)

 

We are one foot into the 2018 World Cup and the Super Eagles performance in the qualifiers have encouraged Nike to extend their contract with us,” Pinnick told Pulse Sports.

Pinnick also revealed that Nike will unveil a new NFF jersey to mark the contract extension.

John Mikel Obi and Dream Team VI players play The Dream Team VI used a new Nike kit at Rio 2016 Olympic Games (FIFA.com)

Nike have launched two different jerseys so far as NFF kit suppliers.

They launched one for the Flying Eagles in May 2015 and another for the Nigeria U-23 team ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games which was made available for the Super Eagles for their 3-1 win over Algeria in a FIFA World Cup qualifiers in November.

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