THE NIGERIA 2018 WORLD CUP COLLECTION
I was primarily responsible for designing all on-pitch apparel (full home and away kits, pre-match top and training pieces) but would like to give major shoutouts to the entire Nike Global Football team — in particular, the Operation Naija team: Dan Farron, Rebecca Aleman, & Michael Vorel.
NIGERIA: HOME KIT
[From Official Nike Release] Alex Iwobi put it best: “They’re gonna know Nigeria have arrived.” A tribute to their 1994 debut on the world stage, the 2018 home kit features the traditional green torso, with the Super Eagles-inspired black-and-white sleeves. To modernize the jersey, the feather pattern has been abstracted, and the colors updated, for a bold look on-pitch. Turned into an international phenomenon by artists, Wizkid, Skepta and Not3s, the 2018 Nigeria Home Kit was iconic before it even took the pitch.
NIGERIA: AWAY KIT
[From Official Nike Release] Taken from the first flag of an independent Nigeria, the color green is a long-standing symbol of the nation. While it has typically been used on the home strips, the 2018 season sees the traditional color applied to the away kit. A new badge features a resurrection of the design worn by the gold medal-winning “Dream Team” of 1996, in a single, brighter green for a clean aesthetic.
“Nike releases stunning World Cup uniforms”
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