The Super Eagles have not had much luck when sporting the deep-green jersey. It was the jersey we adorned when we lost to Croatia in our first game at the 2018 World Cup.
However, Football has no room for superstition but there are times when the unreal seems to become commonplace. This is one of those times.
In the group decider against Argentina when the Eagles needed at least a point, a few controversial calls went against the Nigerians including a penalty call VAR denied.
Argentina scored a late winner. Nigeria had on the green jersey.
Back to the AFCON.
Debutants Madagascar got one over the green jersey wearing Eagles.
In the semi-finals against Algeria, it was the ill-luck jersey yet again. And true to colour, Gernot Rohr’s men conceded a Troost-Ekong own goal and then went on to lose the encounter in added time.
Following Nigerians reactions over the dark green national team’s jerseys, Technical Director of Nigeria Football Federation, Bitrus Bewarang has come out to say if the fans of the national teams in this country believe there is a curse on our national teams’ jerseys, it is not telling a good story for the teams.
According to him, ‘If one will go by the situation, we can still look at it this way – Every team provide two sets of jerseys in every competition and you know Nigeria normally presents the white and the green as enshrines the country’s national colors but to be honest, if we should go by the jinx issues, I think the NFF should do something about the dark green Jerseys because our green is not deep green but a normal green.
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