The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has granted the senior national women’s football team the privilege to be the first of its nine outfits to don the new Nike kits in a competitive game.
The NFF announced on Tuesday that the Super Falcons will wear the Nike kits in an Olympic Games qualification tie with Mali on 9 May in Abuja.
NFF Secretary General Mohammed Sanusi disclosed this when he visited the team at its FIFA Goal Project training pitch in Abuja.
He also warned against acts which infringes the terms of the contract between Nike and the NFF, stemming from the fact that adidas opted against renewing a four-year contract with the federation after national team players were spotted wearing rival sponsors’ merchandise.
The football fraternity has said Nike is to supply kits worth $750,000 to its various national sides before 23 April 2016 as part of the terms and agreements of a new three-and-a-half-year deal the American company signed with Nigeria last week.
Nike will supply kit worth the sum of $1m to the Nigerian national teams in the years 2017 and 2018.
The Super Eagles could earn up to the sum of $500,000 at the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, as anybof the national teams which qualifies for a major international tournament also earns various bonuses.
However, Sanusi charged the ladies to launch the Nike kits in style and aim at improving on their previous record at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.
“We have confidence in your capability to take on the best teams and come out victorious,” he said. “The NFF will support and motivate you to achieve your target.”