If new football kits are a measure for success in any major tournament, Nigeria’s Super Eagles should have a stroll in the park in next year’s AFCON holding in South Africa as top NFF officials are in Europe to approve a new set of kits for the Eagles.
Led by the President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Aminu Maigari, the officials will meet with Eagles’ kit sponsors Adidas on a totally new set of kits for the national team.
“The federation would love to use a totally new design of jersey for AFCON and they have gone to discuss it,” a top official said. “Already, the kit sponsors have designs on ground and all they have to do is to see the one that’s suitable and best to portray Nigeria very well.” The top officials are expected back in the country tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Eagles’ gaffer, Stephen Keshi, is said to be looking out for a couple of exceptional players from the Venezuela friendly to beef up his squad for the Nations Cup in South Africa.
“If I want to bring a player, who hasn’t played under me before, that player has to be an outstanding player, such as (Obafemi) Martins,” Keshi said. “I have got to a stage where I need three, four such players who could bring something tangible to the team and then I will focus on the other boys and with the numbers of days we have now, something good would happen” he concluded.