Reactions as Nike unveils Super Eagles’ World Cup kits: “Was it Ebuka’s tailor who made it?”

Reactions as Nike unveils Super Eagles’ World Cup kits: “Was it Ebuka’s tailor who made it?”

US kit makers, Nike, has unveiled the 2018 FIFA World Cup kits for the national team of Nigeria, the Super Eagles, today, in London.

The kits were modelled by Premier League based trio of Kelechi Iheanacho, Alex Iwobi, Wilfred Ndidi and former Chelsea player, and captain of the side, John Mikel Obi.

“With Nigeria, we wanted to tap into the attitude of the nation,” Dan Farron, Nike Football Design Director, said. “We built this kit and collection based on the players’ full identities.”

The away kit is a refined vision of a classic Nigeria full-green strip, while the home kit is a tribute to kits worn by Nigeria in 1994, with its eagle wing-inspired black-and-white sleeve and green torso.

“A constant in Nigeria is an endearing love of football,”  Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation, said. “When football is on, everything stops. The new Nike kit designs honor our federation’s rich traditions. Moreover, they celebrate everything we relish about our culture.”

Meanwhile, in their usual way, Nigerians have taken to their social media accounts to express their satisfaction, excitement, and of course, disappointment with the newly released kits.

Here are some of the best reactions:

Well, not everyone is happy with what Nike has produced, as these tweets indicate.

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