Nigeria have renewed their tools partnership with world sportswear manufacture Nike for the subsequent 4 years, with an choice for one more 4, NFF President Amaju Pinnick introduced on Tuesday.
The brand new contract may see the NFF dedicated to Nike till 2026, and comes within the wake of a profitable partnership which noticed the Tremendous Eagles’ World Cup package earn rave critiques the world over.
“This 4 plus 4 deal is the perfect any African nation has ever had with Nike,” Pinnick instructed the media, with out going into figures however including: “I can say it’s about hundred % higher than the rest.”
Shehu Dikko, the NFF’s Vice President and head of selling, stated that the brand new deal was an enormous enchancment on the earlier one, and included the ladies’s and youth groups as properly.
“To start out with, this new contract now encompasses not simply provide of package, but additionally base compensation, which was lacking from the final contract,” Dikko started.
“There are elevated efficiency bonuses, and elevated share royalties from gross sales of merchandise.
“There may be additionally particular provision made for the ladies’s workforce and the junior groups that was lacking from the final contract.
“And to keep away from the state of affairs we had not too long ago with clearing our merchandise on the port which led to our girls’s workforce travelling with out package, Nike will now take the duty to ship tools door to door wherever our groups are.
“This shows the belief Nike have within the NFF,” Dikko continued.
Tina Salminen, Nike’s Regional Sports activities Advertising Director for Africa, expressed pleasure on the new deal, with the earlier one ending on the conclusion of the World Cup in July this yr.
“We’re very honoured and excited to proceed this cooperation with the NFF,” Salminen stated.
“I do not suppose anyone had any concept how profitable the Nigeria World Cup package can be. It’s the first football package to ever win the London Design Award and we’re very pleased with that.”
Salminen added that the present strip will run till 2020, when a brand new design will probably be launched: “Earlier than Olympics 2020, there will probably be a brand new design.
“The identical designer who did the present package will design the brand new one and he’s already ready to come up with one thing new and we at Nike can not wait to see what he comes up with.”