Nigeria World Cup kit sells out in minutes

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Nigerians and other nationalities trooped to NikeTown store in London's Oxford Street to purchase the newly released Super Eagles World Cup jerseys on Friday and made sure they were all sold out.

The home and away shirts, priced at £64.95, were sold out on the sportswear giant's website soon after they were released.

The home kit is reminiscent the famous '94 strip (which was also the first year Nigeria qualified for the World Cup) and overall, the kit is bound to be one of the most eye-catching at this summer's tournament.

Steven Chester, who is half Nigerian, says he had to get the kit ahead of 2 June friendly match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and England.

Nigeria is expected to debut the in-demand kit in their friendly against England on Saturday evening at Wembley as they continue to prepare for the World Cup.

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Donned by John Obi Mikel, Alex Iwobi and Wilfred Ndidi, the shirt broke the record for Nike pre-orders, with 3 million orders before release. London's Nike Town had massive queues outside.

Kit on sale included a jacket, training clothing, footwear and a travel suit as well as away kits and a bucket hat.

Nigeria's "underdog" football squad need to play together and not as individuals, captain John Mikel Obi said, with the team acknowledging they face a tough group stage at the World Cup in Russian Federation next month.

Ahead of tomorrow's worldwide friendly match against the Three Lions of England, fans have gone insane on the streets of London, queuing up for Nigeria's new Nike kits.

"No need to think that we are favourites, we're still underdogs, so we have to go as underdogs in this World Cup and hopefully we can get good results", he said.

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