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Basic Italia and Torino Football Club announced that they have signed a technical sponsorship agreement for the Torino Football Club’s teams, which will take effect as of next season. The agreement is valid for three years and can be renewed.

The Torino football players will wear the innovative Kombat 2009, which is included in the new technical collection developed by the Kappa R&D centre in line with best quality and aesthetic standards. Brand new collections for training and leisure time are being created in record time following innovative technical solutions and design.

Thanks to this agreement, Basic Italia has been given the title of Technical Supplier and Official Sponsor of Torino Football Club, as well as the licence to produce and market merchandise bearing the Torino team logo.

After expressing mutual satisfaction over the agreement, both parties have announced that its details will be clarified during a press conference on 5 July at Chia, in Sardinia, in occasion of the Second Workshop of Torino F.C., in the presence of the respective managers. The official shirts for the 2008/09 season will also be unveiled on this occasion.

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CAF (The Confederation of African Football) and Adidas signed in CAF Headquarters an extension of their agreement until 2016.

Adidas, long standing CAF partner, provides sport equipments to CAF for its events and developing programs including courses for coaching, refereeing, sports medicine and Football administration. Adidas contribute also financially.

A special ball was conceived by adidas, for all CAF events and also for other football activities in the African continent. The successful launching was conducted during the MTN – 26th African Cup of Nations in Ghana 2008.

CAF President Issa Hayatou said "The signing ceremony with adidas represent a greatest moment in the history of our institution.

I am pretty convinced that the extension of our partnership, once again, with our traditional partner will continue to strengthen our relationship which geared towards the development of CAF as well as Football in the continent."

Herbert Hainer CEO of the adidas group said "I am equally proud and happy to see that the partnership between CAF and adidas will continue in the future.

CAF is the architect of football in Africa in the future and their work has delivered tremendous results over the last years. We grew with each other and I am very confident that this will continue in the years to come for the benefit of the sport in Africa "

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After several seasons with Umbro the Shrimps have signed a new four-year contract with Puma with the new mopay.co.uk sponsored strips. After the Umbro deal came to an end the Shrimps spoke to several companies with Puma being the "stand out’’ brand.

Club vice-chairman Graham Hodgson said: "We spoke to several high profile companies but were very impressed with Puma on several fronts.

"They are a world renowned brand who offered excellent quality but we were also impressed by their commitment to football. They sponsor the sportswear for the Football League’s Football in the Community schemes up and down the country and it is clear they have a real passion for football.

"We are excited by the partnership which we are sure will be beneficial for both parties and we are sure our fans will love the new strip.’’

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Chelsea unveiled their new black away kit and goalkeeper kit for the 08/09 season made by Adidas. Chelsea's traditional away colours are all yellow or all white with blue trim, but, as with most teams, they have had some more unusual ones.

The first away strip consisted of black and white stripes and for one game in the 1960s the team wore Inter Milan-style blue and black stripes, again at Docherty's behest. Other memorable away kits include a mint green strip in the 1980s, a red and white checked one in the early 90s and a graphite and tangerine addition in the mid-1990s. The 2007/2008 Chelsea away strip consists of an 'electric yellow' shirt.

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Vandanel has announced a major kit deal with Notts County FC. The League Two side and Vandanel have worked closely on the deal and now look forward to working together in the coming seasons.

Neil Burke, Director of Vandanel said: "We are delighted to be associated with what is universally recognised as the oldest football league club in the world. Vandanel is proud to supply top quality clothing and it is a privilege that our brand is to be aligned with such a well known and traditional club. We are very proud to be able to announce this deal".

Notts County Chief Executive, Geoff Davey, said: "This clothing deal is great news for Notts County and ensures our team and fans are getting superb quality kit for the next two seasons. Vandanel is a well known manufacturing brand name in English football and we are excited by this partnership with the firm."

The deal comes in to effect at the start of the new 2008/9 season and will run until 2010.

Frontline Football

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After the yellow away kit has been officially revealed, the new Hibernian home Le Coq Sportif kit has been leaked as some Hibs fans received a mailshot that shouldn't have gone out until a couple of weeks from now ! The green body shirt has white sleeves and shoulders, white mesh material under arms, green shorts with white piping.

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Aberdeen revealed and modelled the new home and away strips that the team will wear in the 08/09 season, incorporating the latest Nike styles and materials. Aberdeen Football Club announced that Team Recruitment (Aberdeen) Ltd is the new club sponsor in a record breaking deal that will see the North East based company's logo on the Dons kit for the next two seasons.

Commenting on the deal, Pittodrie Managing Director Duncan Fraser said, "We are absolutely delighted to have secured this partnership with Team Recruitment, a company that has supported many club initiatives over the years. Team is an ambitious local business that sees the many benefits that such an association can bring to both parties and the fact that it complements our 'Your City, Your Team' marketing campaign so well, and launched by two local lads, is obviously an added bonus.

"I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Jim Geddie and Apex Tubulars for their fabulous support over the past two years, which has been very much appreciated."

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Barnsley FC unveiled their new 2008/2009 Home Kit which had its first airing as 1st team player Rob Kozluk modeled the shirt. The new kit designed by Lotto is a true "Barnsley" red with flashes of white on the upper body. Official Club sponsors Barnsley Building Society and Perrys logos are also featured.

Rob was very impressed by the new home shirt and commented; " As the shirt is a lightweight performance fabric, it is easy to wear and will aid us with our Championship challenge. The new design is the best Barnsley shirt I have worn and I look forward to seeing a sea of red here at Oakwell for the forthcoming season."