The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off June 14th in Russia and the Super Eagles team will be among the 32 countries competing for world football’s most prized trophy.
The Nigerian Jersey has been voted the best jersey out of the 32 nations participating in this year’s world cup.
In a poll conducted by Sky Sports, the Nigerian shirt garnered over 40,000 votes to beat world champions Germany to second place with 21,000 votes.
It will be recalled that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Nike who are their official kits sponsor, unveiled the official 2018 World Cup kits for the Super Eagles in London on February 7, 2018 to much fanfare.
According to Nike:
“With a culture as vibrant as Nigeria’s, the collection had a lot to live up to.
“The central design theme is an abstract feather pattern inspired by the team’s “Super Eagles” nickname. Last seen during Nigeria’s 1994 appearance on the world stage, the design has been enlivened to capture the energy of the 2018 team.”
The home kit pays subtle homage to Nigeria’s ‘94 shirt, worn by Nigeria’s first team to qualify.
It carries a familiar badge modelled after the 1996 gold medal-winning Dream Team while honouring the 1994 shirt won by the national team.
Nike’s Football Design Director, Dan Farron said in designing Nigeria’s kit, the goal was to tap into the attitude of the nation while keeping in mind the full identities of players.
The super Eagles of Nigeria are currently in top shape and high spirits ahead of the world football competition.
The team under the leadership if the Nigeria Football Federation led by Amaju Pinnick has been preparing vigoriously by playing several friendly matches in other to adeqately prepare the team for an awesome performance in Russia.