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The club has retained its iconic black strip, which made a dramatic return in 2013 with the highly successful Black is Back campaign.
However, this year’s jersey has a graded shading of black on the chest which gives it more depth and a striking, more modern look. We also see the return of the popular V-shaped neck, as well as the classic skull and crossbones embossed on the back of the jersey. The 3D badge which proudly adorns the heart of the jersey completes the design, which is on global par with adidas football giants Chelsea, Manchester United and Juventus.
“We worked with Orlando Pirates to develop what we believe is a trendy jersey that is appealing to the fans and further entrenches a strong connection with the club” said Adrian De Souza, Senior Category Manager Football, adidas South Africa.
Orlando Pirates Brand Activation Manager, Tokoloho Moeketsi, is happy with the new jersey and hopes it contributes to bringing much success to the Club this season. “We have a new coach and a new jersey which we believe will ensure that we remain a market leader,” Moeketsi says.
The Orlando Pirates Home jersey will be donned for the first time during the Carling Black Label Cup game against Kaizer Chiefs at the FNB Stadium on 30th July 2016.
The kit features the latest adidas technologies to ensure that it not only evokes pride in the jersey but gives Orlando Pirates an edge on the pitch:
ClimaCool™ – adidas ClimaCool technology provides a mixture of heat and moisture controlling materials, ventilation channels and 3D fabrics to improve air flow to the skin in key heat zones meaning that when the body heats up during exercise, for instance, ClimaCool ensures that the athlete remains cool. So when you see the likes of Rooi Mahamutsa and Happy Jele in the heat of battle, the ClimaCool will ensure that they remain optimally cool as they calmly collect and clear the danger from the Bucs’ box.
The home jersey is available for ladies, kids as well as infants. It will be available on the XXX July at adidas Performance stores as well as key sports and football retailers countrywide at a recommended retail price of XXX.
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