… AFA Sports named official kit sponsor for the Nigeria team
Through Joe apu
AFA Sports, a Nigerian clothing manufacturer, was unveiled on Monday as the Nigerian team’s official kit supplier for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
His Excellency Vice President Yemi Osinbajo presented the national clothes to the world on Monday as he bid farewell to the athletes before they board their flights to Japan today.
The landmark deal makes AFA Sports the first indigenous African apparel partner to compete in the Olympics.
Announcing the partnership in Lekki, Lagos, Ugo Udezue, AFA Sports CEO said: “This is a golden opportunity and a golden moment not only for AFA Sports but also for the Nigerian contingent. We are very passionate about the opportunity to represent our country and the people of Africa.
“We are proud to actively participate globally and are delighted to continue to actively support the development of sport, and in particular of the Olympic Games.
“We are also grateful to the Ministry of Sports for creating an enabling environment for local sports businesses.”
This partnership is further proof of AFA Sports’ long tradition of support which began with the provision of clothing for the men’s and women’s national basketball teams for the Afrobasket and the World Cup, then the men’s and women’s teams. women’s volleyball, the para-powerlifting federation, the very first African knockout involving mixed martial arts and local athletes.
As a brand that has been conscientious of the needs of African athletes, just like when it developed the moisture resistant fabric to keep the body cool in Africa’s extreme humidity, AFA Sports conducted research depth on the Japanese climate in order to maintain the best performance fabrics for the Olympic team where the margins of success can be boiled down to athletic products.