Rivers United in a viral post on social media wore an all-blue shirt made by Nigerian sportswear firm Owu, together with green socks made by German brand Adidas.
Nigerians have called out CAF Confederations Cup representative, Rivers United over the controversy surrounding their matchday kit during the first leg of the 2nd qualifying round against Etoile Filante.
In a viral social media post, Rivers United players wore an all-blue shirt made by Nigerian sportswear firm Owu but controversially matched it with green socks made by German brand Adidas.
Can't Owu supply Rivers United with complete kit?
Nigerians flooded social media platform X (formerly called Twitter) to voice their displeasure over the embarrassing matchday kit that Rivers United player wore. See some of the reactions below;
Rivers United reacts
However, Rivers United Media officer Mayuku Charles, in a statement explained the controversy surrounding the club's kit.
"We arrived in Yamoussoukro, Cote D'Ivoire, with the team's registered colors of white and blue. However, at the pre-match meeting, the home team presented all white for outfield players and pink/pink/blue socks for the goalkeeper. We presented all blue for our outfield players, resulting in a clash of colors for the socks."
"According to the rules, in case of a clash of colors, the away team is required to change. We requested that, for fairness and sportsmanship, the home team change only the goalkeeper's socks, but they refused. With less than 48 hours to kickoff, we had no choice but to source green socks from the market."
Following a goalless first leg, the former Nigerian Premier League winners will face the Burkina Faso-based club in the return leg at the Adokiye Aimesmakha Stadium.