Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Why hundreds queued in London for Nigeria´s World Cup kit

People are literally queueing around the block for the Nigeria kit launch Nigeria World Cup kit sells out in minutes, fans queue
Cassandra Gardner | 07 June, 2018, 08:32

Shorts for these jerseys shall sell at $50 and it is believed that the male home and female away jerseys will sell at the same price points as their alternates.

Steven Chester, who is half Nigerian, says he had to get the kit ahead of 2 June friendly match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and England.

Nigeria may not one of the favorites to win the World Cup, but the Super Eagles' jersey seems to be a favorite with football fans around the world.

On Friday, queues snaked around the block outside Nike Town, the label's flagship shop on Oxford Street in central London.

According to news reports, three million replica shirts of Nigeria's World Cup kit have been pre-ordered.

Footballers including Arsenal's Alex Iwobi and ex-Cheslea man Jon Obi Mikel will be donning the jerseys as they lead the side.

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There is a slightly less loud away kit which has also sold out.

The shirt alone is priced by Nike at £64.95 and will likely be seen for the first time in action on Saturday evening when Nigeria face England at Wembley in the first of their World Cup qualifiers.

"From its beginnings playing as a British colony to reaching the world stage in 1994, Nigeria's confidence is irresistible", Nike said.

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With Premier League stars such as Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho and Victor Moses, most of the Nigerian fans said they hoped to progress from their hard group in Russian Federation which includes Argentina, Croatia and Iceland.

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