The American sportswear giant Nike has opened a mega shop in Lagos after extending its contract with Nigeria Football Federation for Super Eagles until December 2026.
Globally-renown kit manufacturers and NFF will continue their partnership after a tremendous success since April 2015 for the various Nigeria National Teams.
President Amaju Melvin Pinnick has revealed that negotiations had been on with Nike over a month ago as the American sportswear giant have expressed its delight to extend its relationship with Nigeria Football Federation.
“We talked about several areas they needed to look into and we finally got a deal and extension of the contract until December 2026. I give the credit for this to Members of the NFF Executive Committee and the General Secretary. The new agreement lends credence to NIKE’s faith in Nigeria Football and what we are doing as a Federation. It is a wake-up call for our other sponsors and partners to extend their agreements and for more players in Corporate Nigeria to support the Nigeria game.
“We have also succeeded in getting our partners Nigerian Breweries PLC to extend their contract with the NFF by one year. Initially, their relationship with the NFF was due to end this year. We got talking and met several times, and finally they agreed to extend by another year after which they will perform a review of the relationship.”
Nike has continued to be happy with the running agreement with football governing body of the nations after the sportswear company received three million orders for the Super Eagles ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The Globally-renown kit manufacturers ran out of stock in their London sales office within one hour of putting out the jerseys on the eve of the Super Eagles international friendly against England at Wembley Stadium on the 1st of June 2018.
Meanwhile, Nike have officially opened their Lagos mega-shop at Ikeja Mall with a plan to roll out more shopping outlets on Lagos island and Abuja.
Super Eagles would launch the new Nike designs jersey during September international friendlies against dethroning African champions Algeria in Oran.