Dream Team to launch new kits against Japan

Dream Team coach, Samson Siasia

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) have 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, who are 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 do not pay Nigeria a retainership fee.

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

In keeping true to the national colours of Nigeria, the new away 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.