The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has debunked reports that it partnered Nike to launch a new jersey design for the Men’s National team ahead of the 2023 African Cup of Nations.
The AFCON tournament starts in Cote’ D’ Ivoire in January 2024, but on Thursday, photos of a purported new Nigeria team jersey circulated on social media platforms.
Several media outlets announced its unveiling by the kit manufacturer, Nike and posted images of the retro jersey design.
However, the NFF in a statement released on Friday, December 29 stated that the reports of the launch were untrue.
“Rumours about a new jersey launch between NIKE and the senior Men’s National team circulating on social media has been brought to our notice.
We want to inform the general public that this claim is not true. At the moment, we have no jersey being launched for the Super Eagles for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations scheduled to hold in Cote’D’Ivoire next month,” the statement read.
The present jersey of the Super Eagles of Nigeria was launched by Nike in September 2022 amidst mixed reactions from supporters and fans.