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Dream Team VI NFF unveil team’s Nike jersey for Rio 2016

Dream Team VI will wear an all-green and all-white strips which have the Nike logo and NFF badge in front.

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Nike kit for Dream Team VI play Dream Team VI to wear a new Nike kit in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio (NFF)

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have unveiled the Nike kits which the Dream Team VI will be using for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

The chairman of the NFF Media and Publicity Committee, Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande, announced in May that the Dream Team VI would be donning new Nike kits for the Olympic Games and the jerseys has been unveiled.

 

Nike provided two strips for Nigeria’s U-23 side; an all-green and all-white strips. The new kits have the Nike logo and the NFF badge in front.

For the football event of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Nigeria have been drawn in Group B alongside Sweden, Colombia and Japan who they will first face on August 4.

John Obi Mikel and Dream team VI players play The Dream Team VI will play Sweden, Colombia and Japan in Rio (Twitter/Timi Ebikagboro)

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Their second game is against Sweden on August 7 before facing Colombia three days later on August 10.

According to Nike, the new kit features a Dri-FIT Technology.

Nike kit for Dream Team VI play The two kits have just a Nike logo and NFF badge in front (NFF)

 

Nike Dri-FIT is a high-performance, microfiber, polyester fabric that moves sweat away from the body and to the fabric surface, where it evaporates. As a result, Dri-FIT keeps athletes dry and comfortable.

The new kit is part of Nike’s responsibilities in accordance with a deal they signed with the NFFF in April, 2015.

The deal will see Nike kit Nigeria football national teams till 2018 or beyond.

Amaju Pinnick and Stephen Keshi play The NFF signed a deal worth N743m with Nike in April 2015 (NFF)

 

According to reports, the NFF will earn N743m ($3.75m according to the exchange rate of that time) during the three-and-half-year partnership with Nike and a N99m ($500,000) bonus if the Super Eagles qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia among other added incentives.

The NFF will receive 148m ($750, 000) in the first year which will rise to N198m ($1m) (198m Naira) each year in the three-year-contract.

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