Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Amaju Pinnick, has expressed his delight after the extension to Nigeria’s kit sponsorship deal with Nike.
The American company signed another long-term contract with the NFF to kit all national team.
“We need to know where we are coming from to be able to appreciate where we are now,” Mr Pinnick said on Tuesday.
“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 that 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.”
Similarly, NFF’s second vice-president, Shehu Dikko, was full of praises for the company.