Football fans have been left disappointed after queuing for long hours on Oxford Street in London only to find out that Nigeria’s new Nike kit has been sold out.
The kit has been a huge hit with fans for it’s retro look and received over three million pre-orders according to the Nigerian Football Federation before it finally went on sale.
On Twitter, #90sBabyShow posted a video of a long queue of football fans waiting to get their hands on the new Nike but most of them were left disappointed.
Oxford street right now for this Nigerian kit pic.twitter.com/bnq9RCElTV
— #90sBabyShow (@90sBabyShow) June 1, 2018
Journalist Samira Sawlani also reported that the new kit was sold out. “Earlier went past a queue outside the Nike Town store on Oxford street. People were queuing up to get their hands on the Team Nigeria World Cup jersey. Lots of disappointed faces when they were told it was sold out.”
Earlier went past a queue outside the Nike Town store on Oxford street.
People were queuing up to get their hands on the Team Nigeria World Cup jersey.
Lots of disappointed faces when they were told it's sold out.
(It's deffo my fave) pic.twitter.com/X2ghN6FDGe
— Samira Sawlani (@samirasawlani) June 1, 2018
Nigeria will debut the in-demand kit in their friendly against England on Saturday evening at Wembley as they continue to prepare for the World Cup.
Nike have released a whole collection along with the three different kits, including tracksuits, sweatshirts and new football boots.
The kit costs £65 and was not released until late on in order to increase demand and reduce the spread of replicas being produced ahead of the World Cup.
The Super Eagles are looking forward to the tournament after they beat Argentina 4-2 back in November and they will face them again in the group stages.
Their squad is relatively young and 21-year-old Alex Iwobi features heavily in promoting the new gear along with Kelechi Iheanacho.
The new collection is ‘Naija-inspired’, with the Mercuial 360 boot available in green and black, reflecting the colours used in the new kits.
It went on sale in Nigeria on May 29 and hit the stores in other countries on June 1 with people in London spending the morning out on the streets in hope of picking up something from the new collection.
Nike UK have revealed this morning that all three jersey’s sold out almost instantly online and add that there is likely to be limited availability left in stores.
They also claimed there are currently no plans to restock the collection, which will only make the much-sought-after pieces all the more valuable.
Nigeria will play Czech Republic next week after facing England as make final plans ahead of the World Cup.
The Super Eagles will line up in Group D along with Croatia, Iceland and Argentina.