Nigeria’s loudest cheerleader who is surprisingly Italian club side AS Roma have taken the love for the ‘most beautiful Super Eagles’ jersey to yet another level, tasking their designers to curate a kit that mixes the ‘classic Roma style’ and the ‘fresh Super Eagles’ look.
AS Roma first announced their support for the Super Eagles in May, explaining that they chose to go for the three time African champions considering that their own country, Italy did not qualify for the World Cup in Russia.
Inspired by several polls including one by international sports broadcaster Sky that voted the Nigerian jersey as ‘the most beautiful’ at this year’s tournament, AS Roma sought to experiment and borrow the Nigerians’ flair.
[THREAD] #WorldCup Concept Kit Special: #ASRoma x Nigeria
After Nigeria’s new Nike kit was overwhelmingly voted the best shirt at the World Cup by Roma fans, we asked
Forza27_RS</a> to curate the best concept kits that mix classic Roma style with the fresh look of the Super Eagles <a href="https://t.co/ZYGYEdh5AW">pic.twitter.com/ZYGYEdh5AW</a></p>— AS Roma English (ASRomaEN) June 15, 2018
And the designs came in, one by one.
Nigerians who have been pleasantly surprised by this new-found supporter have been urging the Italian club to consider a youth team or academy in the West African nation to cement the relationship.
Nigeria open their World Cup campaign against Croatia on Saturday and have been declared ‘physically and mentally’ ready by coach Gernot Rohr.