PUMA has unveiled the 2010 Football Kits for the eleven African teams it sponsors: Ghana, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Egypt, Tunisia, Namibia, Morocco, Angola, Senegal and Togo. These are the new Angola 10/12 football shirts made by Puma which will be available through the FSC Shop.
"In 2010, Africa will be the center of attention with the Orange African Cup of Nations Angola 2010(TM) in January leading up to the World Cup in South Africa. With a powerful portfolio of eleven PUMA-sponsored African national teams, PUMA is already the most visible football brand in the Continent," said Jochen Zeitz, Chairman and CEO, PUMA AG. "We have enjoyed more than a decade of close partnership and collaboration with African football federations. Africa has a great deal to offer the international football community; next year's major tournaments will provide the perfect stage and PUMA is very proud to be a part of them."
PUMA reprieves its role as one of the most innovative football kit suppliers, delivering home and away kits for its 11 African teams, which push the boundaries of technology and design. Making a bold statement, the jerseys are contoured to deliver a snug body fit that accentuates the players' musculature. Constructed from moisture-wicking Power Mesh, the jerseys feature a proprietary engineered mesh panel across the back, which allows for maximum movement and breathability. A Kinte pattern, inspired by traditional African fabrics, was applied to this back panel. Additionally, a unique brush-stroke effect, mimicking fans' body paint, creates the decorative stripes on most of the away jerseys and the players' names and numbers on the back. Official team crests are positioned on the upper right quadrant of the shirt, while select teams showcase the iconic symbol that represents their team country on the left hand side close to the heart.
In addition to supplying the home and away kits for the National Teams, PUMA will also produce licensed replica kits and fan wear, available to consumers as of October 10, 2009 at select wholesale partners.