Inspired by ‘Naija’ spirit, which according to Nike means “youthful exuberance, pride and fresh perspective on patriotism”, Nike has produced a kit and accompanying collection of jackets and training tops for the African nation that has left kit nerds reaching for their wallets. Nigeria’s new kit.
Though it has been praised as ‘amazing’ and ‘works of beauty’ by the international community, Nigerians have come out to react to this claim.
Read some tweets on what Nigerians think about the kits:
A jersey is supposed to represent, much like a flag… Our colours ain’t lemon green,its forest green, its supposed to show off our rainforest …. You don’t just make stuff cos its fine… You’ve got to look at its significance too…
Plus its looking like owanbe ankara
— abass adedoyin (@doyinabass) February 8, 2018
Jersey wey b like Ankara n dyed green
— lifeofadesigner (@skg_desiigns) February 8, 2018
Ankara Jersey, worst ever.
— Giwa Babatunde (@1giwababatunde) February 8, 2018
See the difference between our Ankara and the English jersey
— Kora Kezman (@sir_k_kezman) February 8, 2018
The new Nigeria Jersey for the World Cup, got me thinking that we are wearing Ankara and Kampala to the World Cup. pic.twitter.com/wM3owwmaN4
— Marvselous (@I_am_marvse) February 8, 2018
I like it.. The plain Deep Green Home kit/jersey.. and the Ankara like Away kit/jersey.. Not bad at all.
— H o U d i n i (@udinXXL) February 8, 2018
— Chimaobi Victor (@chimas2010) February 8, 2018
Thank God it wasn’t that red beret wearing, rebel leader looking minister that was in charge of the NFF. We would have had to wake up to Ankara or adire mix&match as our jersey.
— Baba no regret (@hollaQnlay) February 8, 2018
Y’all need to understand that this is probably the most creative jersey range I’ve seen our @NGSuperEagles in! The detailing is 👌
Eagle feathers, Ankara flush hues…👏👏👏
— God mode 👽 (@sojitweets) February 7, 2018
Na Ankara be dis? 😂😂
Only the babe looks happy in the Jersey 😂😂😂😂
— Mr. Ituen A. (@mr_e2n) February 7, 2018