Nigerian World Cup kit sells out
A few days ago, we spoke about the desire and love of the Nigerian home kit for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. While it may have sounded like we were overplaying it just a little bit, as it turns out, it was an accurate statement to make. Nike UK have revealed that not only did dozens upon dozens of people queue up in order to purchase the shirt in London alone this morning but also that the home kit has now officially sold out in just a few hours. If you were hoping to get in on the action, we’re afraid that we’ll have to be the bad guys in telling you that there are no current plans to restock the shirt. Obviously, this isn’t going to be seen as a big factor for Nigeria one way or another, but even more people are going to be tuning into their matches in Russia if only to catch a glimpse of this kit. We initially thought that it may be good for them to have more of a profile moving into the group stages, but ironically enough, now we’re starting to believe that it could wind up hindering their progress. We understand that most members of the squad are mentally strong enough to ensure that this new found attention doesn’t go to their head, but the balance of the situation they’re in is extremely delicate.
After all, their group is going to be wide open with the likes of Argentina, Iceland and Croatia all posing serious threats to Nigeria – in equal measure to what The Super Eagles bring to the table. The World Cup is a proving ground which only comes around once every four years, and it’s important for people to make the most of their opportunities. Again, all of this is based on a shirt and that may be utterly ridiculous, but it’s not necessarily something that can be overlooked. Over the next few weeks we’ll see dozens of people wearing these shirts on the streets, and one way or another, we’re confident in saying that it’ll impact the Nigerian squad in some shape or form. It’s important to remember how highly regarded they are as a unit in African football because this tournament could dictate how successful they end up being in the next 5-10 years. They’ve got the players necessary to make some noise in Russia, and now, they just need to focus.