Nigeria World Cup kit sells out with three million pre-orders

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In addition to the home and away kits, the collection included a bucket hat, bumbag, tracksuit and drawstring backpack.

The kit costs £65 and was not released until late on in order to increase demand and reduce the spread of replicas being produced ahead of the World Cup.

Three million shirts were said to have been pre-ordered, while non-official copies have been in huge demand in the country's capital Lagos this week.

Donned by John Obi Mikel, Alex Iwobi and Wilfred Ndidi, the shirt broke the record for Nike pre-orders, with 3 million orders before release.

Nigeria may not exactly be favourites to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but it is their kit that has the world talking.

London is home to thousands of Nigerian ex-pats and people with Nigerian heritage, meaning the kit had no shorter of takes at Nike's central London HQ.


Meanwhile a recent worldwide survey rated the Super Eagles' Russia 2018 World Cup jersey as the best among the 32 nations in the tournament.

The striped jersey and the training kit are now unavailable to buy on the Nike website.

The World Cup's most anticipated uniform was finally available for purchase - and now it's not.

The futuristic-looking green and white kit Designed by Nike pays "subtle homage to Nigeria's '94 shirt, with its eagle wing-inspired black-and-white sleeve and green torso", the kit makers said.

With only one week to go before the World Cup kicks off, Nigeria have already emerged as the sartorial champions.

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