Kaizer Chiefs unveil their new jersey for the coming premiership season
Kaizer Chiefs have unveiled their new Nike jersey for the coming Absa premiership season just days after announcing Italian Giovanni Solinas as their new coach.
Chiefs will debut their new kit at the pre-season Shell Helix Ultra Cup against Mamelodi Sundowns at FNB Stadium on Saturday.
The club’s marketing director Jessica Motaung said the new kit follows a long tradition of designs that have become a part of the Naturena-based side’s history.
“With the world celebrating the centenary year of Tata Madiba’s birth‚ we are sure that the former statesman would have been proud of this jersey just like his fondness of the Kaizer Chiefs jersey that he wore in 2002‚” she said in a statement.
Caretaker coach Patrick Mabedi is expected to sit on the bench on Saturday as the 50-year old Solinas is yet to be issued with a work permit.
According to the statement from Chiefs‚ innovation was key in developing the new kit‚ featuring Nike’s DRI-FIT technology which enhances ventilation to increase comfort and speed.
‘‘The kit is made from Nike’s ground-breaking polyester‚ a lightweight fabric that is breathable while still maintaining a strong knit structure‚” the statement said.
The club said fans can look forward to a striking new collection that consists not only of the home and away kit‚ but also a training jersey and tracksuit.
Following the launch of the club’s first female jersey in 2017‚ the new shirt is available in a slim-fit female silhouette.
“It is important to recognise our ladies and the role they play in supporting the team and having a special design for them is important to us‚” said Motaung.