Amongst the sea of blue and white flags and the swirling scarves, ears still ring from the terraces singing AR-GEN-TINA…AR-GEN-TINA…AR-GEN-TINA!!!
Borne in 1978 , in recognition of 10 PUMA players who helped steer Argentina to World Cup victory. From a country so synonyms with footballing glory, a legacy inspired this cult classic and etched itself into terrace history. Originally built as a lightweight court shoe, aptly accented with the national colours of the Argentinean flag - blue and white, the Argentina’s simple pattern and low profile was lovingly adopted by UK terrace fans throughout the dominance of the English teams in European football.
This spring, Puma is set to continue its love affair of African Football with a unique twist, by launching the celebratory ‘African Cup of Nations pack’.
As the whole of Africa has descended from the dust blow pitches to the bright lights of Ohene Djan Stadium in Accra, Ghana; the rest of the footballing world has been transfixed by the sound of beating drums, the dazzling play, the amazing colour and the magical spirit that is African football.
It is only fitting then that as a brand so meshed into the world game, and in particular African football, that we pay homage to these great nations. Taking inspiration from the cult classic ‘PUMA Argentina’ so synonymous with football and the terrace fan, we ingrain all the elements of this iconic football fan shoe with the wild flavours and colours of Africa.
This limited African Cup of Nations pack unleashes the flamboyant Cameroon, the host nation and staunchly proud Ghana, the glitzy attackers from the Ivory Coast and the rock solid Senegal. Quite a line-up and quite a pack.