The Oasis Reporters
November 20, 2018
By Aloysius Okerieke
Sportswear manufacturing giants Nike, will kit Super Eagles and other Nigerian National teams until the next four years and it will be renewed again for another four years in a deal tagged 4 plus 4.
This follows a contract renewal deal signed by the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF and Nike which was unveiled Tuesday at Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba during a press conference.
NFF boss Amaju Pinnick said the current design of the national team jersey will run until 2020.
He added that the contract extension will last until the next four years and could be renewed.
Pinnick Melvin Amaju said at the media parley that NFF made history by getting FIFA to approve the Keshi Stadium which made it possible for it to host it’s first ever international game, the Super Eagles versus the Cranes of Uganda.
NFF second vice President, Shehu Dikko while explaining on the marketing details said It has an improved package like kits, financial incentives and bonuses for all the cadres of the national team. He also said Nike will deliver the products door-to-door to avoid what happened to Super Falcons at the ongoing African Women’s Championship in Ghana where the players and their officials wear different camp kits.
Amaju later reiterated that Nike is not just a sponsor but also a partner to NFF.
Dikko who is Chairman of League Management Company, LMC and Chairman NFF marketing committee and TV rights, assured that strict measures would be taken to arrest anyone who pirates the brand.
To actualise this, Dikko said Standards Organisation of Nigeria, SON, would be consulted to partner NFF in the fight against pirating the national team jersey.
Tina Salminen, Sports Marketing Director, in charge of African Football,represented Nike during the occasion.
She said Nike was delighted to be involved in Nigerian Football and promised they will always keep and stick to their policy of delivering excellent and quality services.