Nike unveils classic Super Eagles World Cup kits

Alex Iwobi in Nike Super Eagles World Cup jersey

American kit manufacturers, Nike, has made public Super Eagles’ home and away jerseys for next summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia, paying homage to their USA 1994 campaign.

Nigeria’s home shirt is slightly understated and closer in resemblance to their more recent shirts with an all-over dark green design

While the home shirt features a bright green-and-white zig-zag pattern spreading across the torso and the contrasting sleeves.

The kit manufacturers Nike said they wanted to “tap into the attitude of the nation” with the design and aimed to build the kit based on the identities of the players.

Nike’s Nigeria shirts are part of a collection which features Fast Fit Vapotknit technology to aid the athlete’s performance.

The shirts were launched with the help of Premier League trio Wilfred Ndidi, Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho as well as skipper, Mikel Obi on Wednesday.

“I grew up in England, but Nigeria is my homeland,” Arsenal star Iwobi told Nike’s official website. “When I scored that goal, the players were dancing, the fans were playing the trumpets and bringing drums… there was just so much passion and energy.

“It is always an honour to wear the white and green. To compete this summer is not just our dream, it is also the dream of our fans. Together, we all represent Naija.”

Mikel added: “I can see the players going crazy over this one.”

Nigeria turned to Nike as their kit sponsors after having been fitted by Adidas for their last two World Cup campaigns – in 2010 and 2014.

They will wear the shirts for the first time on March 23 when they face Poland in a friendly in Warsaw.

Nigeria has been pitted against Croatia, Iceland and Argentina in World Cup Group D.