Nigeria’s World Cup kit sells out after three million pre-orders

Aubrey Yates
June 7, 2018

The official home and away strips for Russian Federation 2018 reportedly sold out within three minutes of going on sale on Nike's online store, while people were seen queuing outside a flagship Oxford Street shop in London.

The kit has caused shockwaves in the footballing world, with its traditional emerald shirt colour filtered with white, all arranged in a collage of mini chevrons.

The Football World Cup is around the corner and worldwide teams have already released their official World cup kits.

Nike said it already had three million pre-orders before going on sale this morning.

London is home to thousands of Nigerian ex-pats and people with Nigerian heritage, meaning the kit had no shorter of takes at Nike's central London HQ.

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Donned by John Obi Mikel, Alex Iwobi and Wilfred Ndidi, the shirt broke the record for Nike pre-orders, with 3 million orders before release.

The demand for counterfeit jerseys is set to soar in Nigeria, following Nike's announcement of a stock out on Friday.

The shirt alone is priced by Nike at £64.95 and will likely be seen for the first time in action on Saturday evening when Nigeria face England at Wembley in the first of their World Cup qualifiers.

"The vibrant nature of Nigeria inspired this kit", said Taribo.

"Now, all eyes are on the young Super Eagles to show the world what they can do". Some of our favourite celebrities including Tiwa Savage, Tobi Bakre, Noble Igwe, Adesua Etomi and Ebuka were spotted wearing their piece of World Cup history. The final piece of the Nigerian World Cup Merch shall be the Dri-FIT Squad Men's Soccer Top.

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