Puma announced the signing of Algeria FA. Les Fennecs (The Desert Foxes), will be part of the Pumafootball portfolio from January 1st 2010.
With the signing of Algeria FA, Puma's African roster swells to 12 top-ranked teams. Les Fennecs (The Desert Foxes), now coached by Rabah Saadane, was formed in 1958 and has made two World Cup appearances in 1982 and 1986, and 13 trips to CAN, which they hosted and won in 1990. In October 2008, Les Fennecs catapulted to the top of their group, finishing first to qualify for CAN 2010.
"The association with Algeria underpins PUMA's commitment to African Football," said Jochen Zeitz, Chairman and CEO, Puma AG.
"Les Fennecs have an impressive history on the pitch and are again poised to be a top contender at CAN 2010. We're thrilled to welcome them to the Puma family."
CAN 2010 Official Fan Shop
PUMA has been named the Official Fan Shop and Fan Supplier of the Orange African
Cup of Nations Angola 2010, which takes place in Angola, 10-31 January 2010. Partnering with CAF/Sportfive, the sportlifestyle company will have exclusive retail and licensing rights to manufacture products that carry the tournament trademark. Puma also intends to have sales kiosks inside the stadium perimeter at all stadiums during the tournament, allowing fans attending the matches to purchase official merchandise and support their teams in a true football spirit.