Are Nigeria World Cup kits jinxed?
Nigeria’S Super Eagles are yet to win a game in their kits for the 2014 FIFA World Cup leading to questions whether the jersey will now bring far better tidings in Brazil.
The country’s kit sponsors, adidas, have opted for a lighter version of the green normally used by Nigeria for Brazil 2014, but added dark green panels on the sides to spark off protests right up to the country’s parliament, saying it is not representative of the country’s national colours.
In general, the country’s various teams have preferred the all-green home kits to the all-white kits, saying they have not been that lucky when they don the away jerseys.
The Super Eagles launched their new kits for Brazil 2014 for the friendly against Mexico on March 6, 2014, at the Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia, and the game ended in a goalless draw.
The African champions have now played four games thus far in these new kits, drawing three and losing one.
Nigeria 0 vs Mexico 0
Scotland 2 vs Nigeria 2
Nigeria 0 vs Greece 0
USA 2 vs Nigeria 1
Micheal Uchebo, Uche Nwofor and Victor Moses have been the goal scorers in the new kits and there was also an own goal by Azubuike Egwuekwe in the draw with Scotland.
The fans of the Eagles will now be hoping the team record their first victory in these kits when they face Iran in their first game in Brazil in Curitiba on Monday night.
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