Nigeria have released images for their new Nike home and away kits for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
New Nigerian Culture
Nigeria became the first African nation to book their 2017 World Cup ticket after Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi scored the winner in their, victory against Zambia last year.
Iwobi was born in Lagos but grew up in London and he is one of Nigeria’s new young stars heralding a new generation.
Modern Home Kit
As a consequence, Nike opted to design a modern home kit that draws inspiration from the 1996 Olympic-winning Nigeria side, with the motto: Naija, which defines future-focused optimism.
“I grew up in England, but Nigeria is my homeland. When I scored that goal, the players were dancing, the fans were playing trumpets and banging 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.”
It’s causing quite a storm on twitter…
🇳🇬 Award Nigeria the 2018 World Cup immediately.
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) February 7, 2018
BREAKING: Nigeria have won the 2018 World Cup 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/nstH4ynTRe
— Football Daily (@footballdailyuk) February 7, 2018
Nigeria have the best kit at this year’s World Cup, pass it on. pic.twitter.com/bFtG3meVxc
— Tobi Oke (@TefTobz) February 7, 2018
Well Nigeria have won the World Cup already haven’t they? pic.twitter.com/64F9K0uMGB
— Joe Brewin (@JoeBrewinFFT) February 7, 2018
Nigeria should win the World Cup on the strength of their home kit 😍 pic.twitter.com/mWpvnJ3gDr
— UNILAD Football (@UNILADFooty) February 7, 2018
I’m not even Nigerian but the new Nike Nigeria kit is 🔥 I’m rocking 1 for the World Cup ✊🏾
— JEMEL (@JemelOneFive) February 7, 2018
— Bex Tyrrell (@bextyrrell91) February 7, 2018
I’ll be supporting a different African side at the World Cup, but Nigeria might just have won a fan in me simply because of their beautiful kits. Well done! pic.twitter.com/v9se05cfyL
— Jonas Giæver (@CheGiaevara) February 7, 2018