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Super Eagles : The technology behind the 2018 World Cup jerseys

Nike on Wednesday, February 7 unveiled Super Eagles jerseys to the 2018 FIFA World Cup which was designed with a new technology.

For Nigeria’s sixth FIFA World Cup appearance, Nike designed a 1995-themed kit for the home kit for the Super Eagles.
Alex Iwobi play Super Eagles home kit has a green zig-zag design on the torso and a black zig-zag design on the sleeves (Nike )

The home kit features a bright green-and-white zig-zag design which spreads across the torso. The zig-zag design on the torso is white while they are black on the sleeves.
The sportswear giant used Fast Fit Vapotknit technology for the shirts, a new innovation that aides the athlete's performance.
The Fast Fit Vaporknit kits facilitate speed through performance and aesthetic.

Inspiration from 1995

Nike takes inspiration from the Super Eagles jersey to the 1995 King Fahd Cup- now known as the FIFA Confederations Cup.
The away kit is similar to recent designs with an all-over dark green design.
Mercy Akide play Mercy Akide in the nike 1995 kit for the Super Falcons (Instagram/Colin Udoh)
Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi is seen modelling the away kit in a promotional photo while Alex Iwobi is pictured wearing the home jersey.
Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi and Alex Iwobi  Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfrd Ndidi and Alex Iwobi in the new kits (Twitter/Super Eagles )

According to Nike, they wanted to 'tap into the attitude of the nation' with the design and aimed to build the kit based on the identities of the players.
Alex Iwobi play Alex Iwobi models the home kit in the promotional photos (Harry Murphy/Daily Mail)

In a promotional video, Super Eagles stars Iwobi and Mikel were joined by Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho.
Wow, I’m loving this one,” Iheanacho says as the away kit is unveiled in the video.
I see the players going crazy over this one,” Mikel chips in.
Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi play Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi approves of the kits and other pieces from Nike (Nike.com)

Ohhh, this is lovely,” Ndidi approves.
This is different you know,” Iwobi says as the home kit is unveiled.
It’s nice and cultural, I just can’t wait,” an excited Ndidi says.
The players also approve the other pieces-like the training kit, pre-match jackets and casuals that were also unveiled.
The shirt is founded on the concept of 'Naija' - which means future-focused optimism and encourages the new generation of Nigerians to celebrate their country's rich history and culture.
Nigeria have been drawn in Group D at the 2018 World Cup in Russia alongside Argentina, Croatia and Iceland.
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