Aso ebi: The Significance of Super Eagles’ Traditional Dress to World Cup
The Super Eagles of Nigeria departed their camp in Austria for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia in traditional dresses from Nigeria called ‘Aso ebi’.
The Super Eagles were so excited about their travel to Russia and shared photos of themselves in ‘Aso ebi’ which went viral on social media in few minutes.
The Nigerian team is not only showcasing the country’s culture by putting on these beautiful traditional wears but sending a message to the participating teams and the world at large.
Aso in Yoruba means cloth, while ebi is family. Aso ebi means family cloth.
Aso ebi, which is popular in Nigeria and some West African cultures signifies cooperation and solidarity. The Super Eagles is sending a message to the world that they are going to the World Cup as a family with a common interest; probably to make a mark, if even not bringing home the ultimate prize.
The Super Eagles would be playing Argentina, Iceland, and Croatia in the group stages.