Nigeria, Nike unveil dazzling new kit

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Nigeria and Nike have unveiled a dazzling new home and away kit with a new 'swoosh' design replacing their iconic Naija style that made headlines at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The Super Eagles and the American brand teamed up ahead of the global showpiece in Russia and released a sizzling design that broke several sale records around the world.

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But it seems that even their sought-after apparel of two years ago will have a run for its money with the 2020 kits being well-received for another unique feel to it.

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"In 2018, Naija changed the game with a collection for the ages that set a new standard for how Nike approaches federation design," read a Nike statement.

"In 2020, Nigeria picks up right where they left off with a home kit that fuses the traditional aesthetic of an agbada robe with modern football design."

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An agbada is a wide-sleeved garment worn mostly within West African countries, which is extremely popular in Nigeria.

"The kit's pattern was hand-drawn and is highly symbolic of Nigerian heritage with nods to nobility and family. Nigeria’s crest is placed centrally on the chest with a Swoosh underneath it.

"The player names and numbers integrate the eagle feather into the application. ‘Naija’ appears inside the neck of jersey and on the back of the socks in a new typeface."

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