Nike said it undertook deep cultural immersions to design the jerseys.

Sportswear giants Nike on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, unveiled new Super Eagles jerseys ahead of the qualifiers for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) and the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Nike returned as the kit sponsors of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in a deal signed in April 2015 and extended in 2018.

In their latest offering, the American sportswear makers designed another set of jerseys for the national team which was unveiled on Wednesday.

Super Eagles jersey (Nike)
Super Eagles jersey (Nike)
Nike

The home kit as expected comes in traditional green and white national colours. The white runs down the middle from top to bottom while the pitch green and white patterns hang on the shoulders just like an Agbada, a four-piece attire found among the Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria which Nike draws inspiration from.

The away kit is all-grey with the pitch green and white patterns in the V-shaped collar and sleeves.

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Cultural immersions

Nike released the Super Eagles jerseys in 2018 to massive success
Nike released the Super Eagles jerseys in 2018 to massive success

Nike said it undertook deep cultural immersions to design the jerseys.

The new designs come two years after Nike unveiled the Super Eagles jerseys for the 2018 FIFA World Cup to instant success.

It will be the third time Nike will come with new designs for Nigeria’s national teams since they became kit sponsors of the NFF in April 2015.

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.

The Super Eagles used a different jersey for a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Algeria in November 2017 although it wasn’t revealed to the public