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Bafana shirts to cost R899

2011-06-09 14:44

Johannesburg - Puma has reaffirmed the new South African national football team kit launched in Johannesburg on Tuesday is an interim kit, which will be replaced by a new kit set to be unveiled in advance of the 2012 African Cup of Nations.

GALLERY: Bafana's new kit

The sportlifestyle brand also confirmed that replica home shirts have been produced in very limited numbers (2000 units) intended as a collector’s item in celebration of the new partnership, rather than for the mass market, and have been priced accordingly at R899.00.

The replica home shirt will be available to buy in South Africa at the beginning of July and in line with Puma Vision’s commitment to Africa, all proceeds from sales of the interim home shirt will be donated to SOS Children Villages in South Africa, a cause designated by the South African Football Association. 

Ronald Rink, General Manager of Puma South Africa, said: “Puma has worked hard over the past few months to create a playing kit that could be provided for South African teams at the earliest possible time, something on which the South African Football Association placed great emphasis on. It was important to ensure this playing kit incorporated the latest innovations and performance qualities that we deliver for all our national federations worldwide, and we’re pleased we’ve been able to deliver it within such a short timeframe.”

Puma also confirmed it has included South Africa in an exciting African-wide kit concept the sportlifestyle brand has developed for the 2012 African Cup of Nations.

A completely new creative kit design will be unveiled in advance of the tournament and a full range of replica wear and accessories will be available to South African football fans following the launch. The 2012 Africa Cup of Nations replica products will have a normal lifespan, and tiered-pricing to cater for all levels of the market.

Puma announced on Tuesday that it had entered into a new partnership with the South African Football Association to become the official technical supplier to the SAFA, effective immediately and lasting beyond the next two FIFA World Cups.

South Africa will become the thirteenth African international team currently outfitted by Puma. The German company is also supplying the Orange African Cup of Nations champions Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Algeria, Senegal, Morocco, Togo, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Malawi and Namibia.

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Comments
  • cmtha - 2011-06-09 14:51

    i just laugh when i see this jersey...especially the shorts & socks. this is not attractive

      Nthlarhi - 2011-06-09 15:36

      Who is a retard to buy this kak? I'll keep my adidas for life.

      Currie_Mafia - 2011-06-09 15:51

      True...nothing wrong with the old kit...besides, R899 is too much...I wonder what the 'fakes' will sell for ?...

      Currie_Mafia - 2011-06-09 15:51

      True...nothing wrong with the old kit...besides, R899 is too much...I wonder what the 'fakes' will sell for ?...

      REVO - 2011-06-09 16:44

      Dude you obviously have noooo style!! This is so much better.....anyways the price is another matter. How in gods name do you wanna get support with that price tag that high. Come on...this is sport not a commercial money making business, wake up!! screww the 200% profit and rather give to the building of the game!!

      REVO - 2011-06-09 16:45

      PS> you can compare the two uniforms above..Puma ROCKS!!!

      REVO - 2011-06-09 16:45

      PS> you can compare the two uniforms above..Puma ROCKS!!!

      Leviathan - 2011-06-10 09:40

      guys dont buy the kit jst wait until next year, u know all suppliers get new kits before the euro and WC. Wait till november. Save ur money and buy it later in the year the new one.

  • CM - 2011-06-09 14:57

    And they wonder why people buy fakes

  • Bluemas - 2011-06-09 14:58

    I'm getting mine from china city for R100.00

      Chief Belebe - 2011-06-09 15:30

      @Bluemas, Puma thinks they're cool in doing business with SAFA. watch the space they'll get a rude awekening soon just like Adidas during the World Cup. Viva BRICS Viva, i'll buy mine in Guangzhou, China with the Total Sport sticker inside.

      Chief Belebe - 2011-06-09 15:30

      @Bluemas, Puma thinks they're cool in doing business with SAFA. watch the space they'll get a rude awekening soon just like Adidas during the World Cup. Viva BRICS Viva, i'll buy mine in Guangzhou, China with the Total Sport sticker inside.

      D.C - 2011-06-09 15:35

      Shop around man, you are paying 50 bucks too much

      D.C - 2011-06-09 15:35

      Shop around man, you are paying 50 bucks too much

  • Marshall - 2011-06-09 14:59

    What a joke! Do these people ever do market research?

  • Deon - 2011-06-09 15:01

    Will not even pay R8.99 for that rubbish !!!!!!

  • Graham - 2011-06-09 15:02

    PRICED FOR THE MASSES .................................NOT

      PiotrekRokita - 2011-06-09 15:44

      If you read properly you might find this... "very limited numbers (2000 units) intended as a collector’s item in celebration of the new partnership, rather than for the mass market, and have been priced accordingly at R899.00." They say it's not priced for the masses fool. All that aside it is ridiculously ugly and i'll stick to my World Cup one.

      PiotrekRokita - 2011-06-09 15:44

      If you read properly you might find this... "very limited numbers (2000 units) intended as a collector’s item in celebration of the new partnership, rather than for the mass market, and have been priced accordingly at R899.00." They say it's not priced for the masses fool. All that aside it is ridiculously ugly and i'll stick to my World Cup one.

  • HueyPNewton - 2011-06-09 15:05

    What an ugly kit? I wouldn't pay a cent for that rubbish. I'll keep my old ADIDAS shirt, thank you.

  • John - 2011-06-09 15:05

    Who wants to buy a jersey of loosers?! Suddenly everybody forgot about the world cup...

      Clearhead - 2011-06-09 15:27

      What's that got to do with the price of bread!!!

      Clearhead - 2011-06-09 15:27

      What's that got to do with the price of bread!!!

      Currie_Mafia - 2011-06-09 15:54

      John, Please stop beating yourself up with the idiot stick....

      Currie_Mafia - 2011-06-09 15:54

      John, Please stop beating yourself up with the idiot stick....

  • GHT - 2011-06-09 15:06

    Forget about the fact that it is just a silly price. It is damn ugly! Everything from the waste down looks so funny. It's a disgrace. The real one that they will launch next year will have to cost no more that R399. Hopefully R299. Then I will buy one.

      HueyPNewton - 2011-06-09 15:10

      So true. The ADIDAS was wayyy better than this rubbish. I wouldn't wear it even if they paid me.

      HueyPNewton - 2011-06-09 15:10

      So true. The ADIDAS was wayyy better than this rubbish. I wouldn't wear it even if they paid me.

      PiotrekRokita - 2011-06-09 15:45

      Seriously when's the last time you saw an original football shirt for R299... I know the pricing of shirts is ridiculous but that's what it is.

      PiotrekRokita - 2011-06-09 15:45

      Seriously when's the last time you saw an original football shirt for R299... I know the pricing of shirts is ridiculous but that's what it is.

      Albo - 2011-06-09 16:20

      They do this so people look at the R899 price tag and when the proper shirt comes out they`ll sell for R599 advertising a R300 saving!! I believe the Fong Kong`s are already flying!!

      Albo - 2011-06-09 16:20

      They do this so people look at the R899 price tag and when the proper shirt comes out they`ll sell for R599 advertising a R300 saving!! I believe the Fong Kong`s are already flying!!

  • tibos2 - 2011-06-09 15:07

    that is a good idea if the money will be donated to charity although the price is too hight though but it will be worth on what it will be used for. in my opinion the jersey is good quality and duable i will have mine as soon as it hits the market for the pride of the nation and ofcurse charity benefits

      CharlSkeptic - 2011-06-09 15:37

      not charity, rather sports development.

      CharlSkeptic - 2011-06-09 15:37

      not charity, rather sports development.

      Albo - 2011-06-09 16:21

      Rather sell 10,000 at R499!!

      Albo - 2011-06-09 16:21

      Rather sell 10,000 at R499!!

  • Rodney_Myakayaka - 2011-06-09 15:11

    Collector's item, my foot! Who would want that hideous design on their wall? If I ever came across one, I'd remove the badge and use the rest to clean the floors

  • Spinnie - 2011-06-09 15:13

    And they wonder why the fakes are so popular.

  • Clearhead - 2011-06-09 15:29

    This is bad design!

  • DesertConvert - 2011-06-09 15:30

    Our office has just decided the kit looks good as a pyjama...but not something to strike fear into the hearts of our opponents! Of all the designs they came up with over "the past few months", they give us THIS? What are Puma paying their designers for?

  • lesiba - 2011-06-09 15:36

    I think they look cool!

      GHT - 2011-06-09 15:47

      i think you need glasses. Or watch an entire day of style network.

      GHT - 2011-06-09 15:47

      i think you need glasses. Or watch an entire day of style network.

      Currie_Mafia - 2011-06-09 15:58

      Thats the stadium seating...Look in the foreground !!!

      Currie_Mafia - 2011-06-09 15:58

      Thats the stadium seating...Look in the foreground !!!

  • Ryan Wallace - 2011-06-09 15:45

    ill buy it, only if they throw in the socks and shorts with it!!!

      Albo - 2011-06-09 16:23

      For that price they should throw in a pair of boots and 2 tickets to the next game!!!

  • herb77@24.com - 2011-06-09 15:48

    i dont know why people dont like the kit. I think it looks good.

      Currie_Mafia - 2011-06-09 15:58

      ..hmmm, maybe for netball..

      Currie_Mafia - 2011-06-09 15:58

      ..hmmm, maybe for netball..

  • xolelwa.njozela - 2011-06-09 15:48

    I don't know what's the Fuss on this new Kit ,its like these guys are going on a fashion show something,if its not itchy let them play I like it its great coo stuff Puma and it loks like a very material they don't have to worry about weight they will run like Springboks.

      amdisgusted - 2011-06-10 15:09

      Ya well, if you are useless, then you are useless. Now the weight of a football kit could affect your running, huh? What an excuse for lousy soccer, they will never be world class, no equity ratios, etc.

  • Tumi Bopape - 2011-06-09 15:53

    In their dreams.... for that ugly shirt? what was Kirsten discussing when we read about getting a deal 4 cheaper than b4 shirts? E Bile that shirt E Mpe..I care less.

  • Tolerant - 2011-06-09 16:11

    Maybe it will look better when Zuma wears it?

  • Matt - 2011-06-09 16:36

    The problem with these shirts in SA is that SA stores never have discounts. You go to Europe and the shirts cost £40-45 new, but within a few months you get them half-price all over the place. Here they not only cost more, the best you'll get is a 10% discount when the thing's been replaced. So yeah, brong on the knock-offs! BTW the shirt is just the Spurs kit in a different colour

  • ValleeBoi - 2011-06-09 16:40

    R899??? If they were World Cup Winners i would have prob bought it. Puma and SAFA are just being greedy. A World Cup Winners Spain Jersey is even cheaper!!

  • HEALyourself - 2011-06-09 16:57

    I like it, the Adidas had a funny collar and I can see my self looking good in one of these and I know I'll be the only one in my hood with one.. Pity the masses has been brainwashed by the media, saying it's the old Spurs jersey. So what.

  • rimmoah - 2011-06-09 16:59

    who ever deisgned this kit went on the internet and simply googled "soccerkits diy" and voila, cut and paste and there you have it folks.the new bafana bafana kit.

  • Garth - 2011-06-09 17:02

    Regretfully I will be breaking with tradition and not wearing MY teams colours when they play. It is a sad moment but I just cannot afford R900 for a kit which is only interim. Collectors items or not. I have all the jerseys for cricket, soccer and rugby since readmission. I thought by this stage I would only have to have bought two for each sport.

  • Mike - 2011-06-09 17:35

    please go and look at the 2010 Tottenham Hotspur Jersey, its EXACTLY THE SAME JERSEY! i feel cheated as a South African! they literally copied the design, and just changed the color! we should all be outraged! we are a COUNTRY, and they signed off on a Premier Leagues copy! How Steven Pienaar didnt raise questions says to me that there is some SERIOUS underhandedness going on here! am i the only one that feels this way?

  • buzzliteyear - 2011-06-09 17:42

    And in the press conference when they launched it, they all indicated that it was affordable to the South African Public as they are the fans and supporters....the man on the street. R899-00 what a joke. Spain strip is half thatand they are the World Champions!!!!!

  • Jarryd La Kay - 2011-06-09 17:53

    R899? I wouldn't pay anything over R400. Especially for a team that aren't so great.

  • Raymond - 2011-06-09 18:32

    They must pay ME R899 to wear this thing,and maybe I will consider it.

  • Tlou - 2011-06-09 18:35

    IS BETTER TO WEAR MY ORLANDO PIRATES T-SHIRT,NOT THIS VALLEY BALL KIT!

  • ilollipop - 2011-06-09 20:11

    Not exactly priced for the masses....

  • mazakes - 2011-06-10 08:46

    previuosly, i boycotted the adidas jersey, as i hoped they would come to their senses and switch to nike. now they do this ... from bad to worse .. sies

  • Jacques - 2011-06-10 09:09

    “Puma has worked hard over the past few months to create a playing kit, what a load of KAK ! this is Tottenham hot Spurs's Kit! they just Dyed it. we all loved the Adidas Kit WTF do they always try to fix things that aint broke?

  • Elias - 2011-06-10 09:14

    Il buy a fake t-shirt no 1 wil notice!R899 Puma is Mad! iiyoh!

  • Jacques - 2011-06-10 09:38

    Puma! do you think us all idiots? saying you worked hard to create a kit! how lon did it take to Dye Tottenham Hot Spurs's kit to green and gold! it sucks I love the Adidas kit!

  • joe joe - 2011-06-10 09:51

    Thats crazy ... can get a Barcelona shirt with signatures for that price... cant blame people for buying Fong Kong

  • slick rick - 2011-06-10 10:55

    This is the ugliest kit i have ever seen.

  • nangamso1 - 2011-06-10 11:13

    Kirsten Nematandani earlier said wanted the jersy to be cheap and now its going to cost us R899, maybe I dont follow or my dictionary is not the one used by others, the world cup addidas shirt cost R599 at sports gear outlets and this is R899 so what is cheap coz this is more than what we paid for so to me his(Nematandani) cheap is expensive, Please correct me if I'm wrong.

  • ulstersaffa - 2011-06-10 12:44

    i like the kit, a bit stupid to release one kit and change it so quickly. remember the days when a national kit would not change for like four years? now days it is every year.

  • Ninja.com - 2011-06-10 13:09

    Only white prostitute will buy this jersey, the trousers and socks look's like AWB.

  • nvledwaba - 2011-06-12 15:02

    have u ever seen a venda with swag.....this are all nematendani's doing....originally from venda...sies...will neva buy this kak.

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