The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) was recently involved in rumours concerning the Super Eagles jersey to AFCON in Ivory Coast.
With the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) coming up in a few weeks, the talk within the Nigeria football circles has been of the Super Eagles winning it again.
— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) December 29, 2023
It led to the mantra Let's do it again, but the latest rumours suggested that the football house wanted to launch a new Super Eagles jersey for the Ivory Coast tournament.
The Nigeria national team has had several jerseys from the past, with Adidas and Nike leading the line.
With the latest developments, which Super Eagles jersey has been the best?
Super Eagles kit history
The three kit companies to have provided the Super Eagles jersey are Adidas, Nike and Erima.
It is worth noting that the three times the Nigeria national team won the AFCON, they were in the kits designed by Erima and Adidas.
Up till 1986, the Super Eagles jersey was from Adidas. Erima took over the kitting of the national team up till 1990, with Adidas returning and Nike taking over in 1994 after the FIFA World Cup in the USA.
Nike supplied the Super Eagles jersey for eight years, which elapsed in 2002. Adidas returned as the kit suppliers of the team after Nike and the Super Eagles were in the German company's kits till 2014.
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— 🇳🇬 Super Eagles (@NGSuperEagles) December 22, 2023
Nigeria has also had a few issues over the Super Eagles jersey in the past.
After going through several designs by the top kit designers in the world, it is up for debate which Super Eagles jersey has been the best.
The best Super Eagles jersey ranked
The Super Eagles have had several eye-catching designs that caught the eye of many of their supporters.
2022 – Nike home shirt
The 2022 Nike home shirt has been the most creative of the Super Eagles' designs. It makes a strong fashion statement.
2020 – Nike home shirt
The 2020 Super Eagles shirt was Nike breaking from the norm. The success and acceptance of the shirt gave birth to a more audacious design in 2022.
1994 – Adidas home/away shirt
Before Nike started creating designs that were more of a fashion statement than a football jersey, Adidas had done something similar.
They designed the jersey with which the Super Eagles won AFCON in 1994 and dominated the world at the Mundial.
1988 – Erima 2nd home shirt
Very few remember this jersey, but it was a close imitation of the Dutch national team jersey at Euro 1988. It sure looked better in green.
2018 – Nike home shirt
It was supposed to imitate the very successful 1994 Adidas jersey. While not a complete replica, it was still pleasing to the eye.
2014 – Adidas home/away shirt
Adidas kept it simple in 2014 as the Super Eagles headed for the World Cup. The design was simple but eye-catching.
1994/95 – Nike home shirt
Following the success of Adidas in 1994, Nike tried to match it with some popping designs. They were not far off the mark and did a solid job of making a fashion statement.
1996 – Nike home/away
The Super Eagles wore a simple but bold design in 1996. They won Africa's first football Olympic gold with this design.
2006 – Adidas home
With some curves and simplicity, Adidas sent the Super Eagles to AFCON in 2006. They finished with a bronze in Egypt, but the plain and simple design was not bad.
1992 – Adidas home
The Adidas jersey of 1992 was not the most alluring, but it was not bad. In an era of conservative designs, it made a solid statement.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago