Super Eagles 2018 World Cup kits revealed

Wednesday, 07 Feb, 2018

The design itself pays subtle homage to the "96 gold medal winning 'Dream Team", with eagle inspired black and white sleeves and green torso.

In a Nike Football video viewed on Wednesday, Super Eagles stars Mikel Obi, Wilfred Ndidi, Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho were seen reviewing the new designs, which also included those made for Nigerian fans.

The away kit, meanwhile, is one tone of red too, with a white Nike swoosh and numbers, but there is no white on the collar to mirror the home design.

The designs will ignite memories of the patterned Adidas jersey the Super Eagles wore at the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia and their first World Cup in the United States of America that same year. In comes a plain but sharp white shirt with blue shorts and white socks.

However, the kit refuses to veer away from tradition, with the away strip using the classic all green look of Nigeria.

The New Nigerian jersey is a partial return to the the jersey worn by the Eagles made a debut at the 1994 World Cup in U.S. in which late Rashidi Yekini scored the first world cup goal for the Nation. Elements of the kit also show off an abstracted feather pattern and hyper colours. Below are photos released from Nike and from the event in London.

The fresh kits will get their first outing in the World Cup warm-up friendly against the Netherlands, which takes place on March 23.