By: Danito Nsubuga
After their 1-0 victory in Ethiopia last weekend, CAF champions league defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns secured their place in the quarterfinals of the competition.
Pitso Masimone’s men will host Congolese side AS Vita Club on Sunday at the Lucas “Masterpiece” Moripe stadium in Atteridgeville for their last fixture of the group stages and Kit Manufacturers PUMA have chosen this game as the perfect stage for showcasing the new home and away kits to be used for the 2017/18 season by the “Brazilians“.
A design feature of the shirt is the word “Brazilians” created in unique lettering inspired by African symbolism and embossed on both the Home and Away kits. Brazilians is the nickname the reigning CAF Champions acquired by wearing the colours of the Brazilian national team.
Midfielder Percy Tau models the new away kit
PUMA marketing manager, Brett Bellinger said in a press release,
“As their apparel sponsor we are proud of the Sundowns’ dynasty and wanted the new kit to express their bloodline. The Brazilians reference is about the team colours, but also their commitment to play loud and fast, with flair.”
An excited Thulani Thuswa, the Communications manager Mamelodi Sundowns FC echoed the words of Brett Bellinger.
“With this Bloodline kit we are honouring our loyal supporters, who have been our pillar of strength in good and bad times. This kit also honours our rich history as Bafana Ba Style”.
“I’m sure the Brazilians fans around South Africa will be excited by the kit design, as well as the new collection of training and fanwear. It is with great excitement to bring out an amazing, quality product into the market for our supporters, especially after a historic year, where we conquered Africa ‘Against All Odds’.
“Our supporters deserve it. In our first year with PUMA as our partners we lifted the Champions League and Super Cups for the first time in the club’s illustrious history. The Sky Is The Limit as to what this partnership can achieve in the long run. With PUMA, Mamelodi Sundowns is Forever Faster”.
The good news come in at the time the defending champions are through to the quarter finals,much as St George can catch them on points with a win but Sundowns edges them on head-to-head advantage. St George are playing against group leaders Esperence of Tunisia this weekend.
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