Fans across the world have gone berserk over the new set of jerseys realeased by Nike for Nigeria’s 2022 World Cup campaign.
The Nigerian football Federation through their twitter handle [@thenff] released the freshly designed jerseys for the Super Eagles.
The new “Swoosh” design as reported by Goal was inspired by Nigerian traditional attires and local fabrics which is expected to rival the previous design which broke record sales leading to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Here’s the statement released by Nike to explain the designs:
Nigeria picks up right where they left off with a home kit that fuses the traditional aesthetic of an agbada robe with modern football design.
The kit’s pattern was hand drawn and is highly symbolic of Nigerian heritage with nods to nobility and family.
Nigeria’s crest is placed centrally on the chest with a Swoosh underneath it.
The player names and numbers integrate the eagle feather into the application. ‘Naija’ appears inside the neck of jersey and on the back of the socks in a new typeface.
The Brazilian company went further to elaborate on the second kit which looks simple but very catchy.
The away kit is inspired by Onaism, a traditional artistic movement central to Nigerian design and craft represented in the trim details.
An eagle feather aesthetic, creatively distorted, continuously repeats in ascending size to create a visual impact, the collar has a slight V overlap with a thicker overlap in the back.
The jerseys have remained a trending topic on twitter since its release on Wednesday, with fans across the fans pouring out their love for the new kits.
This Liverpool fan couldn’t hide his jealousy.
The Memers were not left out.
Goal were left drooling as they joined the hype.