Super Eagles of Nigeria fans and other football enthusiasts have said that the new Super Eagles kits unveiled by designers Nike and the Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday are below quality.
A twitter user, Sam Uche who criticised the jersey said:
“What is this rubbish Nike IT students designed for the NFF and you’re smiling that you’re wearing this for Africa Cup of Nations. Don’t we know the difference between football jersey and inter house sportswear. Thumbs down for this Super Eagles kit.”
Ijoma Chijioke another twitter user also made her comment. She stated that, “Nike you can do better than this now,”
Another twitter user Kelvin Keshi was of the opinion that jerseys should not be changed often. In his tweet he said:
“How many times have England, Germany, Italy or France changed their jerseys? What with all the continuous, petty changes every two years!? Common, be consistent and brandable! This is becoming childish. A Nigerian designer can do better. And why unveil in New York? No class,”
Manuel Afabor came up with the idea of an upgrade of the old one instead of a new one. In his words, “Is this one a design? We should go back and upgrade the old ones that we know and love instead of bringing anyhow design for us as a jersey. And we need our normal green not this colour, I don’t like this jersey at all.”
Meanwhile, NFF president, Amaju Pinnick, who spoke to a Punch correspondent revealed that, the jerseys have improved compared to on the ones worn by the Eagles in 2018 and 2019.