By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
The duo jerseys of Super Eagles of Nigeria 2018 jersey and Indomitable Lions of Cameroon 2002 jersey made the cut for British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC twenty iconic shirts.
The two jerseys are the only African jerseys on the list which was compiled by BBC Sports journalists.
Nigeria took the world by storm with this release for the 2018 World Cup. Fans queued for hours outside Nike’s flagship store in London to get their hands on one, and with three million pre-orders of the replica shirts, they sold out almost immediately after they were released
he home and away shirts, priced at £64.95, were sold out on the sportswear giant’s website soon after they were released.
The makers describe the home kit as a “subtle homage to Nigeria’s ’94 shirt, with its eagle wing-inspired black-and-white sleeve and green torso”.
The away kit, meanwhile, is a “cool, refined vision” of a classic full-green strip.
One-of-a-kind, but Cameroon’s controversial sleeveless shirt didn’t go down well with everyone. It was banned by FIFA for the 2002 World Cup in Japan because ‘they’re not shirts… they’re vests’.
Cameroon won the 2002 African Cup of Nations with the sleeveless jersey which brought up the controversy over if the Jersey is really worthy of a football jersey on the eve of Korea/Japan 2002 FIFA World Cup.
Other iconic jerseys on the list include England 1966, Celtic 1967, Brazil 1970, Chelsea 1970, Ajax 1971, Mexico 1978, Boca Juniors 1981, Belgium 1984, Liverpool 1984, Denmark 1986, Netherlands 1988, Colombia 1990, England 1990, Manchester United 1990, West Germany 1990, Arsenal 1991, FC Barcelona 1997, and England women 2019 jersey.
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