Knocks for Nike over new Eagles kits

Following the official unveiling of the Super Eagles new kits by Nike on Monday, some Nigerians swarmed social media to vent their displeasure over the new kits.

In a video shared on Nike’s social media page, the Eagles’ jerseys were unveiled, ending speculations following the earlier leaked designs.

For their 2026 World Cup qualifying campaign, the Eagles will wear the new jerseys and for the first time the three-time African champions will wear white as their home kits, with the green jersey, traditionally their home kit, serving as the away kit.

The new home jersey features green-white-green tape on the sleeves and shorts, with a faded eagle design on the front.

Another notable feature on the new kits is the absence of the Eagles logo from the shirts, which only appeared on the shorts, while Nike’s logo is in red, deviating from the usual Eagles colour scheme.

Fans were also surprised to see the necks of the jerseys in square shape with the inscription on the shirts displaying ‘Naija.’

An X user Mr FEMO disagreed with Nike on the ‘Naija’ inscription on the shirts.

“I love the design but why not just write ‘Nigeria’ on the front of the Jersey and not naija. The person that came up with that is simply not promoting Nigeria as a country. That alone made the jersey look poorly made because it has no basis. Fix up!”

Yusuff Azeez added, “Green-White-Green are our national colours and ought to be conspicuous on our home kit. What I see here is all white and tiny shades of green. Not cool. Besides, the Nike logo should have been in green color. And our official name isn’t Naija but NIGERIA.”

Surprised by the introduction of red on the jersey, Uche stated, “That should be away kit please, I thought green was the official colour and why is the Nike logo red?

Speaking in the same vein, JoLovesMilan said, “Looks like a jersey that is meant for Senegal. There’s nothing “Nigerian” about this Jersey. Every jersey should have symbols of our People, Culture and Land on it. This is poor from Nike!”

Without mincing words, Sarki Sulieman tweeted, “What is this rubbish @Nike? We want a standard jersey not an Al Hilal jersey that’s competing with Everton.”

“Nike will just look at this country called Nigeria and design what they like for us,” Engr_Horlla Dolapzy said.

Also disagreeing with the design, Kazeem Seiduk tweeted, “This doesn’t make sense in my opinion. And which one be the square neck?”

Ibe Onye simply said, “Those jerseys will not fly. The country is Nigeria, not Naija.”

Another X user, Dele Michaels, offered his advice to the American company.

“Kindly take this as a gentle feedback. This is 2024 please redesign. Una sha never produce mass quantities!”

Baller added, “You guys goofed on this one, what’s that neckline?

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