Fans jostle to buy Super Eagles’ jersey in London

Fans jostle to buy Super Eagles’ jersey in London
Fans of the Supper Eagle queue-up at Nike Town for the Nigeria kit launch

There is so much buzz as the Super Eagles World Cup jersey officially goes on sale after a long wait.

Ahead of Saturday’s international friendly match against the Three Lions of England, fans have gone out in their hundreds on the streets of London, queuing up for Nigeria’s new Nike kits.

The fans queued up along Oxford Street on Friday morning to get their hands on the kit before it sells out, the Daily Mail reports.

The kit has been a huge hit with fans for its retro look and received more than three million pre-orders according to the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF.

It is common knowledge that London is home to thousands of Nigerians and those of Nigerian heritage, meaning there is a ready market for the new Super Eagles kits.

Football kit collectors were also keen to get their hands on the funky shirts, as well as profiteers looking to make some quick cash.

Some of the shirts were available to buy on eBay by Friday afternoon, with bidding reaching £100 for one medium-sized shirt.

Nike have released a whole collection along with the three different kits, including tracksuits, sweatshirts and new football boots.

Nike UK have revealed Friday morning that all three shirts sold out almost instantly online and add that there is likely to be limited availability left in stores.

They also claimed there are currently no plans to restock the collection, which will only make the much-sought-after pieces even more valuable.

Nigeria will play the Czech Republic next week after facing England as the team make final plans ahead of the World Cup.

The Super Eagles will line up in Group D along with Croatia, Iceland and Argentina.

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