- Super Eagles jersey took the world by storm when it was released on this day in 2018
- The jersey sold out when it was ready for sale with over 3 million orders placed on the first day
- It is exactly three years the jersey was released
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Nigeria's Super Eagles may not have performed well at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the buzz their jersey for the tournament created lingers on.
The jersey which was rated among the most memorable World Cup kits of all time was released exactly three years ago today and football fans across continents hustled to get one.
Although, the three-time Africa Cup of Nations winners were only able to wear the popular jersey once when Ahmed Musa scored twice to power the West African team to victory.
However, defeats to Croatia in the first game and Argentina in the last group fixtures meant Gernot Rohr and his boys would not continue in the championship.
The jersey was sold out when it was listed in the market for sale while several others including a Turkish club adopted it as their home jersey.
Legit.ng had reported that Super Eagles official kit sponsors, Nike confirmed that they received orders to produce about three million Super Eagles replicas for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The three-time African champions launched the jersey they will wear in Russia next month a couple of months back in London.
They used the jersey in their international friendly games against Poland and Serbia in March – in which they defeated the Polish national team but weren’t strong enough to avoid defeat against the Serbians.
As if that was not enough, Legit.ng also added that Nigeria have not kicked a ball in Russia yet they have already won some accolades as an influential international magazine GQ has voted the Super Eagles jersey as the best of the participating teams for this year’s World Cup tourney.
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The three-time African Cup of Nations champions are in the same group as Argentina, Iceland and Croatia as they hope to surpass their second-round record in past championships.
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.