The Nigeria Football Federation is expected to sign an improved deal with Nike before the Super Eagles opening game at the 2018 World Cup in Russia against Croatia.
Brila.net exclusively got information from a topshot in the NFF official that both sides are almost satisfied with what is on the table right now.
The big news that comes with this fresh deal is that the NFF has successfully eliminated third party relationships and has been dealing directly with Nike.
This will be the first time the Glass House would be having a direct commercial relationship with any kit manufacturer as the practice before now had always been having contacts through agents. When asked by www.brila.net, the NFF topshot who would rather stay anonymous said:
“As a matter of fact, that aspect is one of the major highlights of the kind of relationship we have with Nike and our major partners right now.
“We have been able to prove that the federation works one hundred per cent on corporate governance as seen in the best practices all over the world. The trust has continually attracted more and more sponsors and this all good for the Super Eagles brand and Nigeria.”
Brila.net can also exclusively reveal that the deal also includes State Football Associations. The target, we have gathered is to make Nike products and opportunities accessible to the states and to make merchandising a lot easier in Nigeria. The NFF is already working on building mini secretariats and standard practice pitches for the states.
Full details of the deal will officially be made public in a couple of days.