The World stood still as the Super Eagles, exuding great confidence flew into Russia in style. Their arrival could not escape global attention as even, the British tabloid, Daily Mail was all awe as Mikel Obi and Company arrived Russia
The Super Eagles aboard the executive plane taking them from Austria to Russia.
The newspaper reported that “Nigeria steal the show… again! After taking World Cup win for fashion, now Super Eagles reveal their stunning travel outfits for trip to Russia”.
The flamboyantly dressed Super Eagles arrived Russia in traditional Nigerian dress. “Once again, the Nigerian national team have taken their World Cup style to a whole new level as they set off for Russia on Monday’, says the report by Daily Mail.
Ogenyi Onazi and Mikel Obi
“They have made a name for themselves as a team to watch at this summer’s tournament in Russia, not just for their exciting, fast-paced style of football but for their dress sense too.
“First it was the announcement of their tournament kits that sent football supporters crazy. Now it is their travel attire that has got everybody talking.
They nailed it with their kits, and have delivered the goods yet again as they boarded their plane to Russia wearing traditional Nigerian clothes, Buba and Sokoto’s.
From head to toe, the Nigerian squad have indulged in their culture and clearly have no intentions of blending in with the crowd other nations looking to upset the odds in Russia.
While sticking to tradition, however, designers of their outfits have also kept faith with the football them by placing football’s on the collars of the white and green outfits.
‘Tell the world we are coming #positivevibesonly #worldcupvibes #eue3 #supereagles @ighalojude @ogu30’ Nigerian international Elderson Echiejile – also of Monaco – wrote on Twitter as they made their way to their Essentuki training base in Southern Russia.
he exotic choice of clothing has seen them quickly become a fan-favourite before a ball has even been kicked in Russia and is shown by the response the travel outfit has received on social media.
One fan wrote on Twitter: ‘Love the fact you guys aren’t going in suit. We are Africans. We dress like one to Russia. Goodluck.’
After their recent kit launch for the World Cup, they sent football fans into a frenzy as they raced to their nearest Nike store to purchase a replica for their official home and away strips.
Nike explained after the kit’s February release that they wanted to ‘tap into the attitude of the nation’, with a brief nod to their World Cup debut at the 1994 tournament in the USA.
The demand for the green zig-zagged home shirts was so high, that some were being sold online at a resale price of £300.