Cape Town – Orlando Pirates and leading global sportswear brand, Adidas unveiled a newly designed official Orlando Pirates Home and Away jersey for the 2022/23 season on Thursday.
The home charcoal jersey has silver accents and logos, as well as red collar and cuff trim. The front and sleeves have a subtle striping pattern.
The grey and white away jersey has smart design graphics in white, with grey pattern accents, a black collar, and red piping, as well as the historic “Skull and Crossbones” logo on the back.
Pirates showcased the new kit on Twitter.
☠️ 🏴☠️ 𝗕𝗟𝗔𝗖𝗞 & 𝗪𝗛𝗜𝗧𝗘. 𝗗𝗔𝗬 & 𝗡𝗜𝗚𝗛𝗧. 🏴☠️
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— Orlando Pirates FC (@orlandopirates) July 21, 2022
In a statement, the soccer club said that the new designs are in honour of the club’s 85th anniversary in 2022.
“Our designers ensured that players remain feeling cool on the field of play with a new innovation that optimizes sweat distribution and maximise airflow,” said Bob Maphosa, Football Sports Marketing and PR Manager at Adidas SA.
The team will wear the new kit for the first time on the opening weekend of the DStv Premiership in August 2022.
Picture: Twitter/ @orlandopirates
Compiled by Sinothando Siyolo