Falcons to wear adidas kits for Mali as Nike kits yet to arrive
The senior women national team, the Super
Falcons may no longer be the first team to adorn
the new national kits from new sponsors, Nike
when they take on their Malian counterparts in
the 2016 Olympic Games qualifier slated for this
weekend in Abuja.
Sports Vanguard investigations at the Secretariat
of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), revealed
that the girls will have to appear in the kits
supplied by former sponsors, adidas.
A reliable source at the federation disclosed that
all efforts made by the NFF to get the American
company to ship the kits ahead of the encounter
He also stated that there is no way the new kits
manufacturing company can frown because they
have not delivered on their own agreement, even
as he added that the federation will not be
pressing for any charges.
“We have a crucial match this weekend but our
new sponsors are yet to provide us with the kits.
They have no reason to frown because they are
yet to fulfill their own side of the bargain. If I buy
a car from somebody and he is yet to deliver it to
me, I think I should be able to use another means
to go to any place I want to go.”
Due to the non arrival of the kits, it was also
gathered that the NFF who had started giving out
the old kits halted the move until the arrival of
the Nike kits.
Our source however revealed that the adidas deal
remains the best for the country even as he
insisted that the poor attitude of the players that
led to the cancellation of that deal must be
avoided in the operation of the new Nike deal.
“It is unfortunate that we lost that deal due to the
attitude of some people who believe they were
powerful. That was the best deal this federation
has ever signed but for this new Nike contract,
there is no player or official that can rubbish us
again. Any erring attitude must be sanctioned”
our source added.
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