Nigeria Olympic team launches Nike kits in Rio

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Nigeria Olympic team will launch the country’s newly designed jerseys by kit sponsors, Nike, beginning with the opening match against Japan on Friday, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced.

This new design is also what the Super Eagles will wear for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers beginning with the trip to Zambia on October 3.

The previous design was borrowed from Saudi Arabia, also kitted by Nike.

The NFF and Nike entered into an agreement last year after Adidas pulled out as the country’s kit sponsors.

However, unlike Adidas, Nike does not pay Nigeria a retainership fee.

The home kit is a solid green, with white ribbing around the back of the modern crew neck collar.

In keeping true to the national colours of Nigeria, the new kit is white with a green stripe that runs the length of the sides of shirt and shorts, and a green stripe along the back of the collar.

The kits are driven by the Nike Dri-FIT technology, which draws sweat away from the body to the exterior of the shirts and shorts, where it quickly evaporates. This allows players to perform at their best by remaining cooler, drier and more comfortable.

The laser-cut ventilation holes and mesh panels in the key areas of the kit are designed to improve performance by increasing air circulation and helping regulate players’ temperatures.

The shirt is crafted using mesh fabric that makes up the full front and back panels of the shirt, increasing airflow and facilitating enhanced movement.

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