Super Eagles’ media officer, Toyin Ibitoye has disclosed that reports and photographs of the massive rush for Nigeria’s Russia 2018 World Cup jersey is serving as an added source of motivation for the players.
With reports toward the end of last week indicating that the Eagles’ home jersey sold out within minutes of its official launch and distribution in London, Ibitoye said it means the players have to justify the high level of followership they have heading into the Mundial.
Ibitoye further said it is gratifying to note that the 2018 jersey, designed, produced and marketed by American sports kit manufacturers, Nike, is selling like hot cakes, because it means something good can indeed come out of Nigeria.
The Eagles’ spokesman said: “We are happy with the interest our jersey is generating across the world.
“We’ve known there is a rush for the jersey in Nigeria, now the same is happening all over the world.
“We’ve seen photographs of long queues of people jostling to buy the jersey at shops in London and other places across the world.
“We must thank the designers for doing a good job. We also thank the NFF for their efforts to make the jersey popular.
“It shows that good things can indeed come out of Nigeria and that things that will generate global interest can be done by our country.
“We just hope that we will now be able to translate this interest into good results in Russia. It’s tough, it’s difficult, it’s almost impossible; but it’s not impossible.”