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Nike x THE NATIVE: The Latest Nigerian Jersey Is Another Banger

Nike has teamed up with Lagos-based Magazine, The Native, to create a new special-edition football jersey.

The jersey has the same style as the famous Nigerian jersey to the recently concluded world cup in Russia that captured the imagination of many.

This time though, in relation to the partnership with The Native magazine, the jersey has “NATIVE MAG” emblazoned boldly across the chest. Also on the jersey is the word “ILE” a yoruba word for “home”

Seni Saraki, co-founder of the magazine said:

“We wanted to create something that wouldn’t look out of place on the field and in the dance,

“In Nigeria, the football shirt has always been a vital piece in anyone’s wardrobe. Taking inspiration from Adire (traditional Nigerian clothing) and the street football culture with the tire marks, we wanted to create a jersey that felt like home,” he added.

Other details on the jersey include Nigeria’s international calling code on the right sleeve of the shirt.

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