Nigeria world cup kit was officially made available for sale recently. The eye-catching kit which has captured the public imagination has gotten over 3 million replica shirts on pre-order alone.

A large number of shoppers queued outside Nike’s flagship store on Oxford Street on Friday morning to get their hands on the top.

Both the home and away shirts, priced at £64.95 (€74.28), reportedly sold out online within three minutes.

In Nigeria itself, the demand for the shirt before its release resulted in copycat kits appearing in Lagos markets last week.

“Right now in Nigeria, the jersey is one of the best and I am happy selling it,” one market trader in the capital told the BBC. “Nike has not officially started selling, that’s for sure.

“But its not a top-notch quality like the one you can get from the Nike shop. When you know the prices also you cannot compare with it.”

The country is hoping that the shirt, with its eagle wing-inspired black-and-white sleeve and green torso, will help propel them to victory in their third consecutive World Cup.

Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi and Leicester’s Wilfried Ndidi were among the players who modelled the kit, first unveiled in February, alongside the away shirt – a “cool, refined vision” of the classic full-green strip – for the promotional photos.

The makers said the away kit was a long-standing symbol of a nation that could boast of having “the world’s most expressive team”.

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