Nigeria FA refutes kit deal with Nike

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The Nigeria Football Federation has dismissed claims that it has penned a long term contract with the American sportswear giant.

The NFF described as ‘false’ news that the country’s national teams will now be dressed by US-based sportswear company Nike.

Many news sites on Friday morning claimed that the NFF had agreed with Nike to supply the kits and training equipment for the Super Eagles, Super Falcons, the Dream Team, the Flying Eagles, the Super Falcons, Falconets, the Golden Eaglets and the Flamingoes.

But NFF spokesman Ademola Olajire told Goal that the claims were untrue and the country’s football house did not go into any kind of agreement with the sportswear giant.

“That is not true and I’m not aware of that. If the story was real, it would have first been published on the Nigeria Football Federation website,” Olajire told Goal.

Previous provider Adidas had written to the Nigeria Football Federation last August notifying them of their decision not to renew their contract.

The German outfit had signed a new contract with the NFF on March 6, 2010 and did not state specific reason for pulling out.

However, Goal can reveal that an article published during the World Cup about Nigerian players wearing adidas shirts and playing in Nike boots might have triggered the collapse in relations.

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