The jerseys will be worn by the Super Eagles in the clash with the Foxes of Algeria at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadio, Uyo, Akwa Ibom, on Saturday.
The home kit is a solid green shirt, with white ribbing around the back of the modern crew neck collar featuring Nike’s Dri-FIT technology.
Nike’s Dri-FIT technology draws sweat away from the body to the exterior of the shirts and shorts, where it quickly evaporates. This allows players to perform at their best by remaining cooler, drier and more comfortable.
Nike has announced that the all green strip will be available for fans to purchase for the sum of N29, 000.
In 2015, the NFF signed a three-and-half -year contract with Nike that will see the US-based sports wear giant provide products worth $3.75m. The deal will see Nike kit Nigeria football national teams till 2018 or beyond.
The NFF among other added incentives, will reportedly earn $3.75m during the three-and-half-year partnership with Nike and an N99m ($500,000) bonus if the Super Eagles qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi, a Nike athlete shared a photo of himself in the strip via Twitter, saying he looks forward to wearing the new kit against the Greens in Saturday’s Fifa World Cup qualifier.
Meanwhile, yesterday, in what appeared to be another self-inflicted disaster for Nigerian football, Nigeria’s U-17 male team suffered their worst defeat in history, losing 8-1 to England at the Suwon Continental Cup tournament, in far away South Korea.
The team is being tutored by Coach Manu Garba, who recently failed to qualify the Golden Eaglets for the 2017 CAF U-17 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Nigerians were obviously no match for their English counterparts, who ran riot from the start till end of the game. Though it is an invitational tournament, it is on record that England has defeated Nigeria 8-1 in a football tournament.