Black Stars World Cup Strip revealed
With 99 days left until the start of the greatest sporting show on earth the Ghanaian national team have revealed the strip they will be wearing in Brazil. The jersey (modelled by Ghana captain, Asamoah Gyan) still designed by PUMA keeps the original white and red kit for Home and away respectively. The home shirt features bold African inspired graphic print inserts on the neck and sleeves that represent the pride of Ghana and the national team nickname the Black Stars. The print is created in the national flag colours, with stars and a football field graphic.
The away kit in it’s trademark red has a similar print on the sleeve as the home kit but there is also a subtle larger design print on the front of the shirt which can only be seen at close quarters. The new kits feature PUMA’s new football apparel innovation PWR ACTV, a first-to-market use of both athletic taping and compression within the apparel.
The ACTV tape is strategically placed within the garment to provide micro-massages on the skin, working with the human body to help maximise performance and provide players with a faster, more effective energy supply to the active muscles. This combined with the underarm mesh inserts for increased breathability and freedom of movement, is designed to help Ghana have a competitive advantage at this year’s World Cup.
The kit will be worn for the first time when Ghana take on Montenegro in an international friendly in Podgorica this evening. I will be sure to grab a jersey when it comes out
Will you be grabbing yours? let me know what you think of the new designs..
Ben Jk Anim-Antwi (@Kwesitheauthor)