The Nigeria World Cup kit for the 2018 tournament in Russia broke the record for pre-ordered jerseys with three million people queuing to grab a piece of it, long before the first ball was kicked at the Mundial.
It was simply the most talked about outfit at the global event as its unique retro features, which included a lime green and white zigzag pattern, stole the hearts of fashionistas and sports enthusiasts alike, Nigerian or not.
The jersey, designed by Nike and sold at a cost of about $90, created such an unprecedented buzz that its storm is still sweeping the social media space more than 18 months after it was released, Soccernet.ng reports.
When the Nigeria World Cup kit was placed side-by-side with some of the best kits worn by the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus, PSG and Arsenal by B/R Football over the past decade, it easily outshone the others, reestablishing its popularity among lovers of the beautiful game.
— daniel B (@db_oon) November 29, 2019
Simply the best pic.twitter.com/oGnxyf6QO8
— The Football Guy (#BlackLivesMatter ✊🏿) (@TheFPLGuy) November 29, 2019
The Nigeria Jersey is undefeated.
— KING'S CROWN (@MrDipson) November 29, 2019
imagine pitting all these sub par kits with Nigeria's kit? foh. pic.twitter.com/MZVTNedpIT
— major general lover boy(rtd.)™. (@neebolt_) November 29, 2019
We all know which kit sold out in various countries (bought by many not even associated with the country) during the World Cup and is STILL hard to find digitally. 😏😏🇳🇬🇳🇬
— WEAR YOUR DAMN MASKS!!! (@elebros) November 29, 2019
Nigeria hands down. After that dropped everyone’s new kit was trying to follow the wave
— THAIRON (@TDOT_BAP) November 29, 2019
Nigeria, was gutted when I couldn’t get my hands on one
— Scott Little (@SLittle64) November 29, 2019