Zimbabwe National Football Teams Kits Launch Date Set - But will the Fans like the designs by Umbro? - Football News (ZW)

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Zimbabwe National Football Teams Kits Launch Date Set - But will the Fans like the designs by Umbro?


The Zimbabwe Football Association and Umbro have said that the Zimbabwe to National Football Teams kits will be revealed to the public on 16 May in Harare. The launch will be held at retail-store that will be announced to the public later on.

However, it seems like Umbro & Zifa have stuck to the design that was scoffed at, earlier on by fans and local football pundits. 


The design for the home jersey was understood as somewhat, identical to one of Barcelona's away kit from the past seasons. 

The design's description reveals red stripes that can be easily seen on the usual home jersey colour, yellow,



"A mix of solid and gradient red vertical stripes. clean and contemporary design ensures the home jersey will be a fan favorite. The away kit was inspired by the traditional colours of the Zimbabwean national flag. The use of solid green for the jersey, yellow for the shorts, and red for the socks incorporates the colours of the flag in simple yet classic design features."

The public will have to wait for the launch to see if the kit is the same that ZIFA dumped for an unbranded one just before the senior team's final match of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Congo Brazzaville, in order to see if they can get used to the changes.
 

The recently appointed Zifa President, Felton Kamambo had this to say about the launch,

"This should end all speculation in the marketplace about our partnership.

"We are proud to partner with such an established global sportswear brand and the parties have been working extremely hard over the past few weeks to structure this long-term partnership! 

"We are in this for the long term and are excited about the opportunity".

While the Chief Executive Officer of Umbro South Africa, David Ricketts, had this to say,

"This is a momentous occasion for us and an exciting opportunity to partner with Zimbabwe as they embark on their AFCON campaign and beyond. 

"We have created fantastic designs and superior technical kit befitting Zimbabwe’s passionate fans. 

"This partnership forms a very important part of our expansion in Southern Africa and we are delighted to be part of this journey with ZIFA."

Jerseys for supporters to purchase will be available on the day of the launch.

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