Nigeria, at the outset, it’s not the favorite to win the competition, but for now it seems the first winner of the 2018 World Cup. Even before the June 1 opening day of sales, the main equipment had already been ordered more than 3 million times. Each Sweatshirt costs around 75 euros.
By all indications, Nike, which also mark the England national team, will have received more orders than the stock available online and physical stores. In London, at the time of the selection, friendly African formed queues to get the equipment.
This Nigeria shirt has people excited. Queue for Nike Town goes well around the block! pic.twitter.com/lKx1B8sfl8
— Isaac Fanin (@isaac_fanin) 1 de junho de 2018
Not only domestic, but t-shirts like the training equipment and the line of the brand were also depleted. The kit was released late, so there’s no chance of spread of counterfeit replicas across the country, according to the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF).
Nigerian equipment sales exceeded the shopping 2.8 million Manchester United jerseys, in the year 2016. This is already a record on the African continent. Some people sell, online platforms, the equipment for double the value.
Check equipment, better known as ‘Super Eagles’, evokes the country’s heydays in football. The design was inspired by the equipment 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, when Nigeria won the gold medal. It was the first African squad to get it. The colors are also alluding to the 1994 World Cup in the United States of America, the first presence of the selection finals.
The newspaper MARCA said the Nigerian equipment as the most favorite of fans, following the of France and Croatia. In the 2018 FIFA World Cup, played in Russia, Nigeria will face Croatia, Iceland and Argentina in the group stage. The World Cup dispute from June 14 to July 15.