Nike and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have signed a 3-year-contract in which Nike is designing and developing football kits for the men’s and women’s Nigeria national football teams, according to a Press release on the Nike website.
The Nigeria under-20 men’s team will be the first to don the new Nike kit at the under-20 football tournament to be hosted in New Zealand from May 31.
“We are very pleased to partner with the Nigeria Football Federation, one of Africa’s premier teams,” said Laurent Payre, Nike Africa VP / General Manager. “The passion for football in Nigeria is renowned and Nike is committed to supporting and advancing the game at all levels through inspiration and innovation for young men and women.”
NFF President Amaju Pinnick said, “This exciting partnership with Nike signifies our commitment toward building and strengthening a successful football future in Nigeria. The game enjoys a huge following across the country and we want to fuel participation and ultimately the success of our future national teams.”
The partnership includes the following elements: supplying performance and training kits to all nine of the Nigeria Football Federation teams at every level, including the men’s and women’s senior teams, men’s and women’s under-20 teams, men’s and women’s under-17 teams, men’s and women’s Olympic teams, and the men’s beach football team.
Nigeria joins Nike’s set of federation sponsorships including Australia, Brasil, England, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea, the U.S. and others.