8 February 2018

Nigeria: Mixed Reactions Trail the New Nigerian Super Eagles Jersey

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Obi Mikel.

Nigeria officially has the best jerseys in the world, according to MirrorUK ratings.

Ahead of the 2018 Russia World Cup, Nike has unveiled the new jersey and a lot of people think it is all shades of beautiful.

The players obviously can't get enough of it:

The official Nigeria Super Eagles #Russia2018 #WorldCup kit film pic.twitter.com/WzdwH1eSGf

-- Collins Okinyo (@bedjosessien) February 7, 2018

A lot of Nigerians are going wild:

Since I was born and now I am getting old, I've never seen a Nigerian jersey as beautiful as this...

Biko have you seen it??? pic.twitter.com/fgzEeMgo1G

-- Elvis Tunde ⚓ (@Tunnyking) February 7, 2018

Dear @nikefootball, Thanks for the Super Eagles' jersey. It brought some great memories. With this medium, i want to plead with @FIFAWorldCup to add 1 point to every match we(Nigeria) play in the World Cup because our jersey is the best. Thanks

-- PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA (@JoshuaUbeku) February 8, 2018

Nigeria's World Cup Jersey is the best-designed article of clothing I've ever seen in my life

-- Para (@TheParacelsus) February 7, 2018

The New super eagles jersey takes me back to 1994 man

Memories. pic.twitter.com/bYMJOFVSdZ

-- Cinderella Man (@Osi_Suave) February 7, 2018

Until you realise Nigeria was not even thinking of the World Cup when they made this jersey but of the Lagos Fashion Week

-- Ç-B-Ñ (@thatcbnguy) February 8, 2018

With that Jersey, I can ctegorically say that Nigeria is winning the World Cup

-- Nduka (@Daniel_ND_) February 7, 2018

The Nigerian jersey is a beauty.

It is pure art.

21st century and African culture in a mix.

If you can't see what I see. That's on you, not me pic.twitter.com/xk04Ovy8Jm

-- Rukevwe (@MrJerryOnos) February 7, 2018

Nigerians are not the only ones happy with this new unveiling:

Sorry, we buying super eagles kit this year. https://t.co/egHIOS6lK5

-- Steph (@_sailorsteph) February 7, 2018

Ok super eagles gon be at the World Cup in the best kit race. I might need me one of them pic.twitter.com/XkHyy7DTS0

-- Caesar (@BlackCaesar86) February 7, 2018

That Nigeria jersey is good. Very good

-- James Rushton (@Jamorushton) February 7, 2018

The new Nigeria jersey - not for the hungover pic.twitter.com/fy3Z96Q0RY

-- Richie McCormåck (@RichieMcCormack) February 7, 2018

Some Nigerians beg to differ:

The Nigerian jersey is ugly. Whoever came up with that horrible old school design should be ashamed.

-- Cǟpt Ѻŀüώǟк̣̣̥ïήžӧ (@wandelakanu) February 7, 2018

The new Nigerian 2018 World Cup Jersey looks like the souls of 100 cucumbers were invoked into a trash fabric.

-- ACCRA COMMANDO (@Piyose) February 7, 2018

Meanwhile, others are concerned about the location of the unveiling:

Jersey is 🔥 no doubt. Just confused as to why the official Nigerian football shirt unveiling is done in London and not at home in Nigeria.

-- ✖️✖️ (@Mrpayo__) February 7, 2018

Although it has been rumoured that the jersey will be out in June, you can trust Nigerians:

You've gotta give it to ABA boys. By seeing the Nigerian jersey flood the internet yesterday alone, they've already started designing their version.

KWENU 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

-- Taofeek Oseni (@HEAD_MASTA) February 8, 2018

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