Sponsors Adidas launched the green-and-gold jersey at a function in Sandton, Johannesburg.
Bafana players will wear the new jersey for the first time when they
take on Norway next weekend during the Nelson Mandela Challenge match
Following our successful launch of the Bafana
Bafana home kit in November 2007, we had to prepare a special design
for the Fifa Confederations Cup, something that South African people
would remember for a long time, said Zobuzwe Ngobese, the PR Manager
at Adidas South Africa.
The jersey design was inspired by Kopanya, the Confederations Cup official matchball.
say the bets quality fabrics were used in designing the jersey to
ensure that the players would stay dry and comfortable at all times, no
matter how intense their workout on the field, which in turn
guarantees optimal performance and better results.
support is firmly behind our national team and we hope that the new
jersey serves them well and they make the nation proud while wearing
it, Zobuzwe said.
It is the first time for the Confederations
Cup to be held in Africa. The tournament is used as forerunner to the
World Cup which will also be held for the first time in Africa when
South Africa hosts in 2010 FIFA's premier competition.