LAOLU SENBANJO REPS NIGERIA IN THE NEW KIT

LAOLU SENBANJO REPS NIGERIA IN THE NEW KIT

Growing up in Nigeria, Laolu recalls playing 5-a-side with his friends, trying to emulate his favorite players on the pitch. He said that wearing the new kit brings back those memories, and that “it is a dream for me, because it’s like I’m playing for the Super Eagles.” The nickname ‘Super Eagles’ is derived from Nigeria’s national bird that is on the country’s coat of arms.

Growing up in Nigeria, Laolu recalls playing 5-a-side with his friends, trying to emulate his favorite players on the pitch. He said that wearing the new kit brings back those memories, and that “it is a dream for me, because it’s like I’m playing for the Super Eagles.” The nickname ‘Super Eagles’ is derived from Nigeria’s national bird that is on the country’s coat of arms.

The games surrounding the tournament are rooted deeper than simply winning or losing. Teams that participate in the tournament not only represent their country, but are on a global stage during playtime. When asked to describe the significance of soccer back home in Nigeria, Laolu smiled wide, saying that “it’s about team spirit, people coming together, unity, and the love for the game.” 

 

The games surrounding the tournament are rooted deeper than simply winning or losing. Teams that participate in the tournament not only represent their country, but are on a global stage during playtime. When asked to describe the significance of soccer back home in Nigeria, Laolu smiled wide, saying that “it’s about team spirit, people coming together, unity, and the love for the game.” 

 

Nigeria has a deep-rooted history of soccer. One of the moments that will be forever etched in Laolu’s mind happened in 1996; The Nigerian national team defeated Argentina in the gold medal game of the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. When asked to describe his memories of the thrilling victory, Laolu can run off every single play leading up to the game-winning goal in stoppage time that sent the Nigeria, and the world, into a frenzy. 

 

The kit is available at Nike.com and Nike Soho

Nigeria has a deep-rooted history of soccer. One of the moments that will be forever etched in Laolu’s mind happened in 1996; The Nigerian national team defeated Argentina in the gold medal game of the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. When asked to describe his memories of the thrilling victory, Laolu can run off every single play leading up to the game-winning goal in stoppage time that sent the Nigeria, and the world, into a frenzy. 

 

The kit is available at Nike.com and Nike Soho

Visit NikeLab 21 Mercer starting 6.1 to pick up your Nigeria Kit before the games begin.

Visit NikeLab 21 Mercer starting 6.1 to pick up your Nigeria Kit before the games begin.

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