Football fans queue on London’s streets for Nigeria’s new Nike kit

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Football fans have gone crazy for Nigeria’s new Nike kit as they queued up along Oxford Street on Friday morning to get their hands on it before it sells out.

The kit has been a huge hit with fans for it’s retro look and received over three million pre-orders according to the Nigerian Football Federation before it finally went on sale.

Nigeria will debut the in-demand kit in their friendly against England on Saturday evening at Wembley as they continue to prepare for the World Cup.

Nigeria's new Nike kit went on sale on Friday and fans queued up on the streets to buy it

Nigeria have launched a whole new collection with Nike including tracksuits and new boots

Nigeria and Nike left it late to put the in-demand gear on sale to avoid fake replicas spreading

Nike have released a whole collection along with the three different kits, including tracksuits, sweatshirts and new football boots.

 

The kit costs £65 and was not released until late on in order to increase demand and reduce the spread of replicas being produced ahead of the World Cup.

The Super Eagles are looking forward to the tournament after they beat Argentina 4-2 back in November and they will face them again in the group stages.

Their squad is relatively young and 21-year-old Alex Iwobi features heavily in promoting the new gear along with Kelechi Iheanacho.

The new collection is ‘Naija-inspired’, with the Mercuial 360 boot available in green and black, reflecting the colours used in the new kits.

Alex Iwobi features in the promotion for the new collection as Nigeria gear up for World Cup

Nike have also released the 'Naija inspired' Mercurial 360 boots in green and black 
Nike have also released the ‘Naija inspired’ Mercurial 360 boots in green and black 
The new boots will make their debut when Nigeria face England at Wembley on Saturday
The new boots will make their debut when Nigeria face England at Wembley on Saturday

NIGERIA FIXTURES

June 2 – vs England (Friendly, Wembley)

June 6 – vs Czech Republic (Friendly, Vienna)

June 16 – vs Croatia (World Cup, Kaliningrad)

June 22 – vs Iceland (World Cup, Volgograd)

June 26 – vs Argentina (World Cup, Saint Petersburg)

It went on sale in Nigeria on May 29 and hit the stores in other countries on June 1 with people in London spending the morning out on the streets in hope of picking up something from the new collection.

Nike UK have revealed this morning that all three jersey’s sold out almost instantly online and add that there is likely to be limited availability left in stores.

 

They also claimed there are currently no plans to restock the collection, which will only make the much-sought-after pieces all the more valuable.

Nigeria will play Czech Republic next week after facing England as make final plans ahead of the World Cup.

The Super Eagles will line up in Group D along with Croatia, Iceland and Argentina.   (Daily Mail)

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