Nigeria’s Super Eagles Jersey a sell out
Nigeria’s Super Eagles are proving fan favourites at this years FIFA World Cup, with the country selling out of their entire team kit.
The Nike-designed jersey had already received 3 million pre-orders for the jersey, according to the Nigerian Football Federation.
That sets a new pre-order record for an African team and to put that into perspective, top-three soccer club Manchester United sold the most jerseys globally in 2016, with 2.85 million sales
NFF head Shefu Diko said in an interview with ESPN he believes the high demand for the jerseys is because its unique retro design makes it broadly appealing to fashionistas and sports enthusiasts alike.
In 2015, the organization agreed to partner with Nike in a lucrative three-and-a-half-year deal worth $3.75 million — plus a $500,000 bonus if the Super Eagles qualified for the 2018 Russia World Cup, which they have.
Currently, Nike does not plan on restocking the jerseys, the company’s UK branch said in a tweet.