The Super Eagles jersey was launched by in London yesterday by Nike and report have it that the jerseys sold out in few minutes after the launching. Among Nigerians that reacted to the news was Senator Ben Murray Bruce.
According to him, a firm in Aba would have handled it better,there by creating jobs for the Nigerian youth.
He took to twitter to express his grieviances:
Just imagine if those 3 million Nigerian Super Eagles jerseys were made by a firm in Aba rather than @Nike. Aba tailors have the capacity to produce them. We just lost an opportunity to infuse at least $100 million into the Nigerian economy and provide jobs for our youths.
Just yesterday hundreds of football fans were seen queuing up to purchase the new Super Eagles Jersey outside London’s NikeTown store in Oxford Street.
The shirt alone is priced by Nike at £64.95 (about N31,000) according to English tabloid, The Independent, and will likely be seen for the first time in action on Saturday evening when Nigeria face England at Wembley in the their pre-World Cup friendly game.
The Super Eagles Jersey which was reportedly sold out on Friday received more than three million pre-orders according to the Nigerian Football Federation before it finally went on sale Friday morning.