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According to the media release issued, as early as 7am queue was formed outside the store of the sporting giants, who are also the apparel sponsors of the Singapore national team who did the national proud last December by clinching the AFF Suzuki Cup and claimed Asean football supremacy for the unprecedented fourth time.
To commemorative this outstanding achievement for the Republic and also due to a huge demand for them, Nike decided to produce the home and away edition of the jersey that featuring the fourth star with the word 'Champions' on the back, after the away edition first made its appearance after the final whistle of the Cup Final in Bangkok with the home edition unveiled during the victory celebration at the Jalan Besar Stadium the following day.
One hundred (100) boxes of the exclusive collector's box (pictured above) that features the four stars kit imprinted in gold, with a serial number to identify the limited run were made available for sale on the same day and were all snapped up within the same day.
Inside of the box featured individual stories from AFF Championship-winning captains, Nazri Nasir, Aide Iskandar and Shahril Ishak, who have captained the Lions to victories in 1998, 2004, 2007 and 2012.
|Former skippers Nazri Nasir (2nd from left), Aide Iskandar (4th from left) andcurrent Lions skipper Shahril Ishak (extreme right) graced the event with young footballers at the launch.|
Echoed the same thoughts, Courts Young Lions coach Aide Iskandar, who skippered the Lions in the 2004 and 2007 victory:"I hope that sharing our stories today will inspire the young players and help them understand what it takes to succeed in football. The support and response from the fans has been inspiring, and I am sure there are a lot of supporters out there who would feel proud to wear the national team kit, and be reminded of the Lion’s achievements."
|For S$149, fans can own a piece of this limited collectible item|