PUMA have released their new shirt designs for the eight teams in their stable at the 2008 African Nations Cup finals in Ghana next year.
The sportswear giant act as technical supplier to Angola, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Togo, Egypt and Tunisia, half of the 16-team field at the tournament that runs from January 20 to February 10.
Each team has a new shirt, which features anatomically placed seams and raised front collar for superior aerodynamics, as well as ergonomically placed stretch insert 'flex bow' for ideal freedom of movement.
PUMA will also be unveiling new shirt designs for its teams, including World champions Italy, taking part in Euro 2008.
The away shirts are part of PUMA’s v1.08 collection that will be launched globally in January 2008, featuring lightweight moisture-wicking materials, mesh layers and welded-technology in its performance apparel pieces.
The shirts provide improved freedom of movement and fit from older versions, including special back construction with two-piece mesh fabric.
The inner mesh layer includes small holes and is hydrophilic – thereby absorbing water and wicking away a player’s sweat, while the outer layer provides the ideal smooth surface to print the player names and numbers.