I love Football and especially the big events and there is none bigger than the World Cup. Here is a quick review of some of the kits on offer for this summers Fifa World Cup which kicked off on Thursday the 12th June in Sao Paulo, Brazil. With 32 teams competing and both having a home and away kit that’s a lot of football jerseys. This time around there have been some very strong guidelines, with Fifa dictating to the national football associations that they must have two very different and contrasting kits. Also for HD broadcasting purpose they have urged teams to wear monotone kits (matching Top and shorts) which has meant that many teams have had to change their traditional kits or colours, which I guess limits creativity a little. Many kit suppliers have opted to look to the past to inspire their designs which has resulted in some great clean and modern yet retro feel kits this year.
Puma has a big part in kitting out the teams of the African nations, including among others Senegal, Gabon and Cameroon as well as Ghana. The black stars, as the Ghanaians are fondly known, are the dominant team on the African continent and I especially like the unique approach of the Puma design team to the design of the kit this year.
The all white home kit shirt includes a unique design around the collar and cuffs, which is inspired by typical Ghanaian Kente cloth design, which is itself characterized by multicolored patterns of bright colors and geometric shapes. The design is also printed tonally as an all-over, on their all red away kit. Puma get 10 out of 10 for originality on this one.