The designer of the mock Super Eagles jersey which has gone viral on social media Andrew Randa has reacted to the acceptance that has greeted his work the last few days.
Jos based Randa, who spent some time in the United Kingdom last year where he perfected the art of what has now made him an internet sensation told Owngoalnigeria.com the motivation behind the design.
OGN : Randa what inspired the design?
Randa : The desire to see our jersey, our national pride carry a bit of our heritage was what inspired me. I felt for the past ten years or so, the design has been bland and lacked a creative touch, a creative and Nigerian touch and I decided to go to work and bring out something that Nigerians can be proud off.
OGN : How do you feel seeing how well It has been accepted by Nigerians?
Randa: It’s crazy to be honest. I didn’t expect it will be taken to. To be honest I design that particular set that has gone viral in about 30 minutes. My wife had gone out with the kids and I was alone and bored. I put my PC on and just played around some template and it came out good. I decided to put it on Twitter and I shut down. A few minute later my Twitter mentions went up in smoke and it has been like that since then.
OGN : Have you shown it (Jersey) to the Nigeria Football Federation ( NFF) ?
Randa : A member of the NFF Marketing Committee has seen the design and I’m sure he has told them about it but I haven’t communicated with them officially. I’m told however that they will reach out to me for discussions and consultations after the World Cup because the kits for the 2018 World Cup is already sorted.
OGN : Bar these set of jerseys do you have any other in store?
Randa: I have more than 20 templates specifically designed for the Super Eagles and a lot more for teams in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) , Nigeria National League (NNL) and NLO. It is what I love doing and there is a lot where that came from. I’m truly humbled by the calls and messages from Nigerians, home and abroad.. Never thought it will go viral this way.
OGN : Thanks for the time Andrew Randa.
Randa : My pleasure any day.