Orlando Pirates have unveiled their new home and away kit for the 2021/22 season on Thursday morning.
According to the club and its sponsor, Adidas, the brand new kit is a combination of the old and new, with one jersey showcasing the club’s classic look, and the second introducing a fresh new design to highlight the Buccaneers’ youthful energy.
The Soweto giants also stated that 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.”
“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.”
Pirates media officer Thandi Merafe added that the club is unique and has 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,” she said.
The new Pirates kit will be worn for the first time on the pitch during the Carling Black label Cup clash against Kaizer Chiefs on 1st of August 2021.
☠ 𝗩𝗜𝗡𝗧𝗔𝗚𝗘. 𝗠𝗢𝗗𝗘𝗥𝗡. 𝗧𝗜𝗠𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗦𝗦.
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👟 @adidasZA on 26th
🇿🇦 Retailers on 29th
— Orlando Pirates FC (@orlandopirates) July 22, 2021
By FARPost Reporter