- Gabriel Barbosa has shown his love for Africa and Nigeria in particular
- The Brazilian player posted a picture of himself rocking the latest Super Eagles’ jersey
- He is said to be in a relationship with Rafaella, the younger sister of his team-mate Neymar
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Gabriel Barbosa has sent his followers on social media buzzing when he posted a picture of himself clad in the latest Super Eagles of Nigeria kit.
The 24-year-old Brazilian striker is in a relationship with Neymar’s sister Rafaella and she personally confirmed the situation in 2017 during the player’s stint at Italian club Inter Milan.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on September 20, unveiled the new kits that will be used by the Super Eagles and the Super Falcons for the year 2020 to 2022.
The Super Eagles are expected to wear the new jerseys when they take on Algeria and Tunisia on October 9 and 13 in Austria.
In the photos posted by the Nigerian Football Federation on their official twitter account, the likes of Wilfred Ndidi, Asisat Oshoala and Samuel Chukwueze can be seen smiling wearing the shirts.
Nigeria has been famous for the producing exciting jerseys in recent times.
Recall that in 2018, influential international magazine GQ voted the Super Eagles jersey as the best of the participating teams for this year’s World Cup tourney.
Closely following 2013 AFCON champions on the list of best strips heading to the tournament are Croatia and Argentina in the second and third positions respectively.
While south American teams; Peru and five-time World Cup winners Brazil complete the top five best jerseys in the 32 participating teams for this year’s edition of the competition.
While ratings the 32 teams participating at this year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia, the magazine said of Nigeria’s second strip:
“Nigeria’s offering for the 2018 Cup is eccentric and off-the-wall in the best possible way.
“The heady mixture of cool green, white, and black evoke sensations of spearmint gum, while the blurred chevrons ooze cool. The bad news? It’s already sold out in the UK.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Oghenekaro Etebo has been ruled out of the Super Eagles friendly matches with Algeria and Tunisia on October 9 and 13 respectively after the midfielder suffered injury at his club Galatasaray.
The 24-year-old managed to play full 90 minutes in his club’s 1-0 loss to Kasimpasa in the Turkish Super Lig on Sunday October 4.
“Oghenekaro Etebo is out of the friendlies. He picked up a knock in his club's game in Turkey yesterday,” said the Super Eagles on their official Instagram handle.
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