The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) and sports kits manufacturing giants, Nike, have extended their sponsorship and kits supply deal.
The contract extension ceremony, which was witnessed by officials of Nike and NFF, took place today, 20th November, 2018, at Asaba, Delta state.
The deal, which is said to be ‘much improved’, is for an initial four years, till 2022, with an option to extend it for an additional four years to 2026.
An obviously excited President of the NFF, Amaju Pinnick had this to say:
“We need to know where we are coming from to be able to appreciate where we are now.
“A few months after we came on board for our first term in office, I was told that we needed to buy jerseys for the National Team to play a football match.
“That was how bad it was because the kit sponsor at the time terminated the contract.
So, I made contacts with some highly connected persons and worked hard to convince Nike to come on board. We were coming from a weak position but they made the agreement flexible for us.
“Today, we are happy we teamed up with NIKE because after we qualified and participated at the FIFA World Cup in Russia, the company was the one chasing us for a new improved contract.
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