adidas have launched the new Orlando Pirates kit, and as promised, black is back!
Last season the club opted for a white home jersey as a celebration of some of the great Orlando Pirates team kits of yesteryear but for 2013/14 the club has returned to full black for their home strip, with some exciting new design features.
Other than returning to a full black strip, the jersey has also taken on a few new design elements such as V-shaped neck detail done in red piping and silver treatment of the illustrious adidas 3 stripes on both the shoulders and shorts as well as player names and numbers, moving away from the traditional white – a first for Pirates.
While the away jersey remains red due to the great success and identity that has been created in this variation over the past couple of years, the away jersey will also include the same design elements used on the home jersey.
After four tantalising tease video's, adidas have finally given Buccaneers football fans exactly what they've been craving, their first look of the new Orlando Pirates home kit.
See the first full length video of the unveiling of the new jersey here: http://goo.gl/Y0e4C
The new home and away kit is now available at adidas Performance stores as well as many sports retailers countrywide at a recommended retail price of R649.
Orlando Pirates will play in the jersey for the first time during the CAF Champions League game against AC Leopards of Congo at the Orlando Stadium on the 20th July 2013. However, due to tournament rules the jersey will be without the Vodacom logo on the front.
What do you think of the all new adidas Orlando Pirates jersey?