Nike and SAFA (South African Football Association) have unveiled a new kit for Bafana Bafana and the national team will get to debut the new home kit in the 2018 World Cup Russia qualifier match against Senegal next weekend.
Precisely, the match will kick off at 15h00 at the new Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Saturday, 12 November 2016.
According to SAFA, the new kit is expected to inspire a new era of success for the South African Senior Men’s National Team and to spark brilliance in the players’ on-pitch performances.
Stressing that the new kit will inspire national pride, SAFA related that it was created to give players the latest of Nike’s innovations in fabric construction, performance technology, moisture management and environmental sustainability.
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Speaking, SAFA President Danny Jordaan said:
“This new kit could not have come at a better time when we are engaged with the FIFA World Cup qualifiers, and we are confident it will inspire the team to greater heights.
Once again Nike has outdone themselves in delivering a world-class kit that should make the team the pride of the nation.
We started the qualifiers with a draw away to Burkina Faso, and since we are playing at home, I don’t see a reason why, with such a great design from Nike, our boys can’t pick up three points against Senegal. They will have all the inspiration they need, both from the design and in the grandstands. So we also urge South Africans to come in numbers to support the team in this crucial mission to go to Russia for the World Cup.”
Meanwhile, Jordaan led a delegation comprising most of the KZN SAFA leadership to visit Technical Director Neil Tovey who is recovering from debilitating heart attack.
The former Bafana Bafana captain suffered a heart attack in October and was rushed to a hospital where he was placed in an intensive care unit.