Something we’ve been waiting for, for a little while – Nike and the South African Football Association have unveiled their new home and away kits in time for the kick off of the African Cup of Nations in January 2015.
Upon the launch, Danny Jordaan, President, South African Football Association commented:
“We are very proud of our new kit which reflects the pride of our nation and the future of great football. Bafana Bafana are shining through to the African Cup of Nations and the new kit is an inspirational one, pushing the team to fight against past missed opportunities, while reflecting on past accomplishments,”
Taking a closer look at the kit itself – The gold home jersey features a classic flat green collar with a single gold stripe on the inside back of the neckline, and has green cuffs on the sleeves. The King Protea, South Africa’s national flower, is emblazoned on the left chest, with the SAFA logo centered below the front of the V-neck. The South African flag rests on the outer back of the neck.
A solid gold stripe runs down the sides of the green shorts. Gold socks with a bold green top cuff complete the home kit.
The away jersey is green, and is paired with gold shorts and green socks that use the same features as the home kit.
The jersey and shorts feature a slimmer fit tailored to the body, enabling player to perform better.
“The new kits are very light and have a great fit,” says South African footballer Sibusiso Vilakazi. “The simplicity of the design and the use of the green and gold make these striking kits and I can’t wait to play in them.”
Bring on AFCON!
You can see the draw for the groups and all you need to know about the tournament on the BBC site here. It all kicks off in Equatorial Guinea on 17th Jan.
The new South Africa football jersey will be available Dec. 11 in select stores in South Africa. Operation get one shipped to the UK begins!