Bafana Bafana

SAFA want cheaper shirts

2011-06-08 14:20
Kirsten Nematandani (Gallo)
Johannesburg - SAFA president Kirsten Nematandani is campaigning for Bafana Bafana's new Puma shirt to be priced below the previous one.

Puma's new sponsorship deal with the South African national team was announced on Tuesday and is set to commence on July 1 and run until after the 2018 World Cup.

Nematandani voiced concerns for the average Bafana Bafana supporter after complaints during the 2010 World Cup that the price of the old shirt was too high.

"We were quite clear to Puma about having the average South African football supporter in mind when they decide on how much they will sell the jersey for," said Nematandani.

"We won't accept the R599 as the required amount to own a national team jersey; it has to be a bit less than that. We know some of our fans cannot afford that price."

It has been confirmed there would be no repeat of the drama which ensued when Adidas launched South Africa's World Cup jersey without the protea emblem, a move that infuriated the parliamentary sports committee.

However, Puma's head of global sports marketing Christian Voigt made no commitment to a lower price range for the new attire.

"Our prices have to be market-related and competitive, but we have not yet made a decision on how much they will cost," said Voigt. 

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