Orlando Pirates have unveiled their sizzling new kit for the 2021/22 season.
The Buccaneers have confirmed that the new kit will be worn for the first time on the pitch during the Carling Black label Cup match against perennial rivals Kaizer Chiefs on August 01.
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"Orlando Pirates and adidas have unveiled the Club’s Home and Away kit for the 2021/22 season – and it’s a combination of the old and the new, with one jersey showcasing the Club’s classic look, and the second introducing a fresh new design to highlight the Buccaneers’ youthful energy," Pirates confirmed in their statement on the club's official website.
"The home jersey gives a strong nod to a Club always respectful of its traditions, reimagining the iconic black colourway of Orlando Pirates, and introducing a subtle, embossed skull and crossbones on the front of the jersey. It features a round neck collar, with the signature three white adidas stripes on the shoulder and red piping on the sleeve," reads the statement.
"This season’s away kit is where the Club breaks with tradition for a second year in a row. Following last season’s bold orange away jersey, the 2021/2022 away kit is a striking mint colour, with white cuffs and a V-neck. The embossed skull and crossbones is offset on the side of the jersey, providing further evidence of the Club’s constant progression, looking to surprise and delight fans with unexpected ideas," said the club.
“Orlando Pirates is a unique team with a unique history in South African football. We wanted to keep the design of this season’s kit simple, but bold enough to reflect the expectation of the Club for the coming season, and that is to win. We want to give our players and supporters a sense of pride when they put on this season’s jersey,” said Thandi Merafe, Media Officer, Orlando Pirates Football Club.
Bob Maphosa, Sports Marketing Manager for adidas South Africa said: “Orlando Pirates is a Club that stands for creativity and innovation, so we focused on bringing a new and unique element to this season’s kit, whilst staying true to the Club’s heritage.”
The club confirmed that the new kit will be available to purchase from today, 22 July 2021 at the Pirates Shop at Orlando Stadium.