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Puma Unveil Nine New African Nations 2012 Kits – Namibia’s Is Particularly Snazzy (Photos)

By Chris Wright

Puma held a bit of a bash at the Design Museum in London last night to formally unveil their latest nine creations for next January’s African Cup of Nations – there were originally supposed to be ten on display, though Algeria’s kit was omitted after they failed to qualify for the competition.

Anyway, the new strips have all been co-designed by artists from each respective country, presumably in a bid to offer Africa’s artistic talent a bit of a platform and to avoid the bland one-design-for-all dilemma that has been prevalent at the last few tournaments.

There’s a good old-fashioned dousing of your traditional African fare (lions/’ethnic’ motifs, etc) but done with a damn-sight more panache than the last few waves of African kits…


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Yaya Toure models the Ivory Coast's new kit [Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire]

Some smashers in there, though we’ve got a hankering for Namibia’s. Any favourites Pies fans?

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By Chris on November 8th, 2011 in Kits & fashion, Photos. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

31 Responses to “Puma Unveil Nine New African Nations 2012 Kits – Namibia’s Is Particularly Snazzy (Photos)”

  1. JR says:

    togo’s new setup is pretty nice

  2. MaxMad says:

    Togo. Gotta love those handpainted stripes.

  3. bigdutch says:

    I like Ghanas not a fan of the numbering tho

  4. Toji says:

    Ghana looks awesome!

  5. Madjair says:

    Like the shirts, hate the boots.

  6. Markell says:

    Cameroon all day, please!

  7. Jon says:

    All about Ivory Coast.

  8. rt says:

    what’s the number on the Gabon shirt ? 1 ? 7 ?

    I like them, especially Togo and Namibia (though the federation patch isn’t easily readable

  9. Apart from the numbers they’re not bad, it’s like someone forgot to put the numbers on and then had to quickly improvise with some tape.

  10. wanky o'toole says:

    Burkina Faso is my favorite

  11. Sheasy says:

    cameroon with the lion looks class

  12. Lukass says:

    Well, Namibia, Togo, South Africa and Cameroon haven’t qualified, so I guess Algeria isn’t there for a different reason… That aside, Namibia and Burkina are pretty cool, though the boots quite plainly suck…

  13. mareantheone says:

    puma makes bad bad bad kits!

  14. Hirsty says:

    Considering Togo’s was the only one that didn’t follow the exact same template, I’m going to have to go with them. I always applaud Puma’s attempts at making their African teams look different, but at the end of the day they’re still just rehashing the same template over and over again. Whatever happened to designing kits for each individual team…

  15. Hirsty says:

    Oh and I think we can all pretty much figure out what Algeria’s kit looks like anyway. Don’t really need to use much imagination.

  16. Mayo says:

    These numbers look like they’re made of electrical tape

  17. Sex God says:

    Sex God says…Cameroon and Togo do it for me while Ghana, much more should have been expected. And are all kits turning into underarmour?

  18. Foran44 says:

    I don’t think it’s new for the jersey’s in Africa to do this kind of thing. I remember for the 2010 world cup their jersey’s had different things such as stars and elephants in the top left corner of the jerseys that were worked into the stitching instead of printed on it.


    Still…really like that Ghana and Togo one

  19. Foran44 says:

    Also just thinking about it, I wish Puma used the Tottenham jersy template for some of the countries cause their jersey is nice but would lokk even nicer without that crappy sponsor!

  20. Tom Jones says:

    All poor. Ivory Coast really shit as always.

  21. Robin Curtis says:

    @ Tom Jones, most of those kits are really nice, not certail why think they are shit as always.

    Togo and Burkino Faso are awesome. Namibia is a bit busy for my linking but awesome none the less.

  22. tatenda says:

    Togo one thrashes them all. but why is the puma running from the eagle, lol

  23. Glennswfc says:

    Gabon for me, but why is South Africa’s kit there? They didn’t qualify!

  24. Mr. Sparkle says:

    These kits are not for those who are not less than svelte with six packs. Your average pie-eating-beer guzzling fan won’t be able to wear this without feeling self-concious.

  25. Lukass says:

    On a sidenote, has anyone noticed the sweat in Yaya Toure’s armpits… It’s a photoshoot, for Christ’s sake…

  26. eye-brow-singwa says:

    im namibian and i only clicked on this koz i saw namibia’s. haha. ugly shorts though.

  27. KingB3113 says:

    Who’s Stephen Pienaar?

  28. Del says:

    Why are all these shirts SO TIGHT??!! O,O

  29. aish says:

    Burkina Faso;s deffo. WANT all of them!

  30. Anonymous says:

    nice shirts

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