Nwankwo Kanu has shared his musings on the new Nike kits for Nigeria’s national teams.
On February 5, the sports manufacturer unveiled an astonishing design to supplant the well known ‘Naija’ outfit which enjoyed record-breaking sales before the 2018 World Cup.
As per Nike, the designs are inspired by local fabric and instilled with a conventional aesthetic. “In 2018, Naija changed the game with a collection for the ages that set another 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 combines the conventional tasteful of an agbada robe with modern football design.”
Some fans believe the latest designs are commendable successors, while others are unimpressed.
When asked about it, the ex-Super Eagles captain questioned the Nigeria Football Federation for not keeping ex-internationals abreast of the choices of kits.
“I do like the jersey but in future when they are doing things like this, ex-internationals ought to be carried along so as to feel our own supposition,” Kanu told Goal.
“If not, we will accept whatever is tossed at us regardless of whether we don’t care like it.”
Gernot Rohr’s men are set to wear the home design during the qualifying campaigns for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2022 World Cup.