SAFA happy with Puma deal

2011-06-08 07:45

Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana's new kit was launched on Tuesday in Johannesburg and the South African Football Association (SAFA) is delighted with the end result after months of negotiations.

The protracted negotiations meant Bafana's previous technical sponsor carried on providing kit for the national side even after the expiry of the contract at the end of December 2010.

But now the association has officially ended its 12-year partnership with the German sports apparel manufacturer for another German sportswear company, Puma.

SAFA president Kirsten Nematandani has provided details of the deal.

"This partnership is effective from July 1 and will last beyond the next two World Cups (2014 and 2018)," he said.

"Puma will provide playing kit for all our national teams, including the women and youth teams. Bafana will wear the jersey for the first time on August 10 this year when we play our next match.

"I'm pleased to say SAFA are very happy to have secured this was very clear from the beginning that Puma were the most desirable company to align ourselves with.

"They are the perfect partner. The negotiations took long because it was very, very important that we did this right. It is a deal that covers two World Cups and when you do that sort of deal, you must make sure nothing goes wrong."

Puma officials confirmed that a limited edition will be available in the next few weeks, but declined to comment on the price except to say it will depend on the marketplace - adding that the money raised from the limited edition kit will not be for commercial purposes but rather it will provide funding for grassroots football in the country.

Bafana's previous jersey cost roughly R600. 

Bafana Bafana kit launch at Soccer City in Johannesburg.


  • Billy - 2011-06-08 09:16

    Yes, you can be happy to benefit financially from Puma but please! Can they design something better, Please!!!!!!!!!!!!! Because this design you are showin us is crap...........Please talk to the Puma designers to be a little more serious, this kit is Pathetic, ugly and looks fake........

      Vanquisher - 2011-06-08 12:02

      It Cheap!!!!! and ugly!!!!

  • Pietbril - 2011-06-08 09:36

    There's no character in that jersey. Use the bright green & yellow of the Adidas jerseys.

  • Sonwabile - 2011-06-08 09:53

    tjo this kit is a crap 99. its like safa bought it at bree street. its fake. i can design better kit than this 1.

  • Annoy - 2011-06-08 09:57


      Simphiwe - 2011-06-08 12:41

      Get your eyes checked or something, I for one would never buy something like that.

  • Sinqulile - 2011-06-08 10:01

    Please do not misout the star in this one we won AFCON in 1996 on the other hand tell Puma to design a jersey that will define the team and its fans

      AE - 2011-06-08 10:49

      You only get stars for winning world cups! Clubs get starts for winning continental cups.

  • herds down - 2011-06-08 10:03

    This is a club kit not a national team kit, jus a resemblance of Totenham's black and white's kit for last season, this is disappointing, why not come up with our own design that copying a club?

  • Mziwandile Maloyi - 2011-06-08 10:11

    Jurre what a crappy kit, please go back to your drawing board before August 10, look at the ugly shorts, you can even see Yeye is not smilling, because he doesn't like the new kit.

  • mphozania - 2011-06-08 10:28

    Pls take this S#.t out of my sight it's really disgusting. Who the hell was responsible for the design. The ugliest soccer kit i've ever seen. Am worried about their confidence now.

  • 420 - 2011-06-08 10:52

    Which muppet came up with the design, and which manager decided this was going to be the best kit possible for Bafana. Dreadful design that looks like it was created by a primary school child using a ruler. Bad start Puma....

  • philemon.hlongwane - 2011-06-08 11:11

    From adidas to puma....WHAT A DOWNGRADE. When is Bafana going to have a consistent and recognizable identity like argentina's blue stripes or croatia's red and white chequered pattern? its sickning to see every sponsor choping and changing the image to what suits them.

  • msendi - 2011-06-08 11:32

    Although I am not sure with that green… I like it and I hope they will improve it…

  • Clyde - 2011-06-08 11:39

    I love puma but this is a disgrace. I would not buy it, especially the shorts.

  • Shaun - 2011-06-08 11:47

    This jersey is crab, I wonder how much is it in MARABASTAD probably R560.19 per set. puma did a great job for making fool of our country!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shaun Pretoria East.

  • Vanquisher - 2011-06-08 12:06

    Take out Bafana Bafana emblems and tell me who can buy or wear that Fake Kit? Someone in SAFA needs to take South African football seriously!!!!!!! kudlaliwe ngathi la!

  • Tumi Bopape - 2011-06-08 12:44

    Tjo..tjo..tjo.....this Kit is really not pleasing on the eye. Puma can do better,Puma please design something better pls pls pls. this kit is ugly..ugly..ugly...looks like a training kit...pls show us the training kit if this is the playing one.

  • Siyabonga - 2011-06-08 12:45

    now we r gonna luk like the otha african reali pathetic how decisions r taken @ safa, take away the emblem/badge and this kit luks lyk a training kit for an ametuer team...WHAT HAPPEN TO INVOLVIN THE FANS? LETS SEE HOE MANY PEOPLE R GONNA BUY THIS TRASH

  • mazakes - 2011-06-08 12:52 this is the work of a drug crazed youth

      HotBoi360 - 2011-06-10 12:48

      Kwaaaaaa.... Thatha Mazakes! Agree hundred percent.

  • Ntsako Navela - 2011-06-08 13:00

    ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly fricken pathetic, i say u better back the addidas jersey if u have nothing better coz this is just total crap, if they wear this the next time they play, i'm afraid i see them getting whooooooped big time

  • stevovoTHEman - 2011-06-08 14:40

    Really I mean Really SAFA? This look like the shirt we used to wear when we played on the dusty grounds of SOWETO in the early 90's. I hope this shirt will be below R100. Anyway what happen to nike?

  • Dan - 2011-06-08 15:12

    From big house to mkhukhu, Puma is not a right choice it looks like those African countries without sponsers...hhhaaaa....that disgrasing.

  • lime - 2011-06-08 15:13

    WTF ?

  • Vusani - 2011-06-08 15:24

    If I was one of those playerz wearing this jersy,I should tear it infront of them... This 99.5% crap!

  • Emsmum - 2011-06-08 15:24

    hoekom dra hulle hul pyjamas???

  • modau22 - 2011-06-08 15:40

    is safa running out of rainbow nation ideas? this is something realy out of ordinary. Fashion researcher mention that every individual feels and performs better when looking good, but with this jersey i foresee qqqqq

  • Thando - 2011-06-08 17:13

    Only 2 words.....Ungly, Fake.

  • Makgoana - 2011-06-08 17:20

    What on earth is this, looks like the kit i bought at a very reduced price from " Fon Yon Chon" last summer for my street club, now i can't tell if its green or grey

  • cmncube1 - 2011-06-08 20:57

    not wat we expect ,poorly done cheap i wish u can cme up wt smething gud

  • Xolani - 2011-06-09 07:40

    Instead of upgrading SAFA is downgrading

  • Tshembha - 2011-06-09 09:10

    i love d new kit

  • Tshembha - 2011-06-09 09:17

    is a beautiful jersey eva since kappa disapear, it looks lyk totenham hotspurs

  • marotholi.william - 2011-06-09 10:36

    yes the kit is right of school kids, but NOT for the Nation, so please design something better for the Nation and Bafana,

  • marotholi.william - 2011-06-09 10:36

    yes the kit is right of school kids, but NOT for the Nation, so please design something better for the Nation and Bafana,

  • HotBoi360 - 2011-06-10 12:37

    Tjo tjo tjo!!!!!!!!!!! What an ugly strip... We now like a national team from some obscure banana republic... It seems improved play in the field has been punished with an atrocious playing strip. How those bafana players can smile for the cameras is beyond me. Well done to the South African Fools Association (SAFA).

  • Mthokozisi - 2011-06-23 13:49

    the new kit makes the S.A team look like a first division team. what happened to adidas. ag this is weak...looks like it was design by some blood old lady.

  • siyabonga.nhleko - 2011-06-23 14:11

    No way im buying this jersey, sumthing better please???????????????????????? Or just go back to kappa, at least we won african championship with it!!!!

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