Nigeria’s Super Falcons are a dominant force in women’s fopotball on the African continent. Yet despite winning eleven of the last twelve CAF Women’s Championships, the team has only once made it past the group stage at the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
This summer, the squad will look to better 1999’s quarterfinal performance and stamp some Naija spirit across the pitches of France.
Like the Super Eagles in 2018, Nigeria’s women will wear a kit that’s become an instant classic.
The team’s 2019 World Cup home kit pays subtle homage to Nigeria’s 1994 shirt (worn by Nigeria’s first men’s team to qualify — the Super Falcons have qualified for every tournament since 1991) with its eagle wing-inspired black-and-white sleeve and green torso.
Those elements are supercharged through an abstracted feather pattern and hyper colors that extend a power capable of turning heads on and off pitch.
“It is with great pride that I wear the Super Falcons’ jersey to represent my country this summer,” says striker Asisat Oshoala. “The jersey has become synonymous with what Nigeria represents: vibrancy, rich culture, ‘drip’ attitude and potential.
I hope that every African girl watching me on the field would find the motivation and support they need to actualize their dreams, be it in football or sport in general.”
The Nigeria FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 away kit is a refined vision of a classic Nigeria full-green strip that was launched for both the country’s men’s and women’s team ahead of the 2018 World Cup.