The new Super Eagles Jersey has been giving us lots of Joy

February 11, 2018


The new Super Eagles Jersey has been giving us lots of Joy

During the week Nike unveiled Nigeria’s New Jersey and we couldn’t be more proud. It has got the whole world talking and excited. The new jersey was even rated as one of the best jerseys in the world.

Mikel Obi Inspecting Jersey

Let us give you a quick history on the different Jerseys Nigeria have worn at the world cup.

The Super Eagles at USA 1994

In 1994, the team led by Stephen Keshi came out in Adidas kits that were unveiled at the Nations Cup, which the Eagles won. That particular jersey was adjudged as the best because it had no predecessor and the design has not been seen since. The Eagles then dazzled just as their jerseys were dazzling.

Nigeria celebrating their victory over Spain

In 1998, it was a muted effort by Nike as the Eagles again qualified for the second round before been roundly beaten by Denmark.

Nigeria Squad for 2002 World Cup

In 2002 in the South Korea/Japan World Cup, the Eagles were a pale shadow of themselves and that was appropriately reflected in the Nike kit that was supposedly electric green but was, not their best work. That team in the five appearances at the Mundial is the worst till date. They scored just one goal in their three matches and came last in their group.

Nigeria at 2010 World Cup

In 2010, the Eagles returned to the World Cup in simple Adidas jerseys and their displays were that – simple. The Eagles could not progress from a group comprising Argentina, Greece and South Korea, as Sani Kaita became the first Super Eagles’ player to be shown a straight red card at the tournament.

Nigeria at 2014 World Cup

The late Keshi led the Super Eagles to the 2014 tournament in Brazil and there was some enthusiasm about the Adidas jerseys they sported. And just as the enthusiasm was, the team got to the second round to be eliminated by France.

The designs will ignite memories of the patterned Adidas jersey the Super Eagles wore at the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia and their first World Cup in the United States of America that same year.

Ahead of the 2018 World Cup

What appears to be the away kit has the shirt in the predominantly light green background with bold white V-shaped patterns drawn on it. The sleeves are white underneath black patterns. The shorts are plain white.The home shirt is all-green, this one darker than usual

Mikel in Home Jersey

The Eagles are expected to launch these kits on March 23 when they face fellow World Cup finalists Poland in a pre-World Cup friendly.

Lateef Omodiji and his sister Sophia in the new kit

Four days later, the Eagles will also wear the new kits for another World Cup warm-up game against Serbia in London.

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