The new Nigeria home kit to be worn at the World Cup 2018 in Russia was sold out minutes after its release on Friday morning as hundreds of fans queued outside London’s Nike Town store in Oxford Street.
The kit, modelled by Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi and Leicester’s Wilfred Ndidi amongst others, has been hailed as the best kit of all of those to be seen in Russia this summer, with Nike having to push the release date back earlier this week due to such high demand.
BREAKING: NIKE have announced that the Nigerian🇳🇬 World Cup kit was SOLD OUT within just 3 THREE MINUTES after being released in the U.K.
BEST WORLD CUP KIT🇳🇬🔥🇳🇬?🤔 pic.twitter.com/6SCUtGtA7M
— FF.Report (@felix_futball) June 1, 2018
Nike had already received three million pre-orders for the shirt before it officially went on sale on Friday.
And the demand is so high that the kit sold out in minutes and is now unavailable to buy on the Nike website.
The away kit is also now sold out, along with the training kit, which has a similar design to the home kit, two different types of training jackets and floral joggers.
If the World Cup were decided based on kits, Nigeria would have already won it. pic.twitter.com/sn2NgAW97n
— World Cup Tweet (@WorIdCupTweet) June 2, 2018
The shirt alone is priced by Nike at £64.95 and will likely be seen for the first time in action today when Nigeria face England at Wembley.
The kit was deliberately one of the last released for the World Cup, with the Nigeria Football Federation attempting to avoid the spread of fake replicas throughout the country.