Nigeria Rugby Follows the Way of the Samurai
It’s not every day a sportswear company comes knocking on the door. When they do, the best advice? Receive them with both hands and warm embrace. And that is what the Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF) has done with Samurai sportswear.
Still recovering from the disappointment of Rugby being excluded from the 50th edition of the All Africa Games to be hosted in Brazzaville, Congo, a few days was required to subliminally reverse the displeasure. Multisport team wear brand Samurai sportswear unveiled a thrilling new partnership package with the Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF).
Based on the deal, Samurai sportswear will be the official kit supplier to the Nigeria 7s squad for the next one year and is subject to extension. The Black Stallions, in contention for the 2016 Olympic Games qualifications, will most definitely find the new deal as a prod to their performance.
The jerseys termed “eye-catching”, will be worn during the Africa 7s Tournament in Johannesburg, South Africa, in November according to the deal. The tournament will double as qualifiers for the Olympic Games in Rio next year.
In a statement during the signing, Samurai sportswear said: “The shirt design will draw heavy inspiration from the Nigerian flag.” On its part, speaking on behalf of the NRFF, an elated vice president of the federation, Fasimoye Olatunji, described the deal “as a relief” given the recent AAG disappointment. Mr. Olatunji also said the deal is “an indication [that] the recent milestones being recorded by the sport in Nigeria is not going unnoticed”.
Black Stallions 7s players will clad Samurai’s advanced Iconix™ shirts which is engineered exclusively by Samurai to provide elite athletes the ultimate sports garment. The unique Iconix™ fabric sculpts the body in a fashion which increases circulation to improve muscle recovery. Its high modulus extension works in harmony with the body to enhance dynamic movements with a muscle defining fit.
The Performex™ fabric has superb moisture management and breathability functions to keep the body cool and dry through channelling sweat away.
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