2014 World Cup: New Black Stars kits launched in Ghana

Black Stars' World Cup kit launched

Black Stars’ World Cup kit launched

By Ameenu Shardow

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The Puma shop in Ghana have launched the new Black Stars kits with excitement fast gaining momentum ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Ex Ghana players; Frimpong Manso, Emmanuel Ampiah, Isaac Kwakye and Godwin Ablodey modelled the new home kits at the launch held at the Puma Shop at the Accra Mall on Saturday morning.

The event was witnessed by Anthony Baffoe, Stephen Appiah and Tony Yeboah with Black Stars defender Samuel Inkoom also in the wings amongst the special invited guests.

The new kit which has been heralded by many since its first appearance during the Ghana’s international friendly defeat to Montenegro in March is expected to give the Black Stars the best of luck as they make their third successive appearance at the World Cup finals in June.

Ex Black Stars Frimpong Manso, Emmanuel Ampiah, Isaac Kwakye and Godwin Ablordey modelled the new kits

Ex Black Stars Frimpong Manso, Emmanuel Ampiah, Isaac Kwakye and Godwin Ablordey modelled the new kits

But former Ghana captain Stephen Appiah has urged the players to put in the necessary hard work to ensure success in Brazil rather to rely solely on luck.

“The jersey is beautiful and what it does is to make the players feel good about their appearance and motivated,” he told GHANAsoccernet.com.

“But the jerseys don’t play football; the players must work hard to give us victory in Brazil.

“And I believe we have the team capable enough to do well again at the World Cup.”

Sports Minister Elvis Afriyie Ankrah made a surprise appearance at the event to give his seal of approval to the new kits.

“The jersey gives us the identity of Ghana and t carries the spirit of all Ghanaians,” he said.

“And as the players wear this jersey at the World Cup, they would be backed by the spirits of all Ghanaians in Brazil.”

Stephen Appiah, Samuel Inkoom and CEO of the Puma shop Cindy Eghan watch on

Stephen Appiah, Samuel Inkoom and CEO of the Puma shop Cindy Eghan watch on

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, will help Ghana have a competitive advantage at this year’s World Cup.

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 new home and way kits of the Black Stars

The new home and way kits of the Black Stars

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Stanford says:

    This jersey is a bit Ghanaian but we should do some thing more Ghanain.Like designed with only Kente colors with a bold black star at the back.White is not find part of our color so it shudnt dominate.

  2. Askantwi says:

    These are ugly kits. They should have invited the public to come up with designs and then choose the one with the most classy one. Not even one design institution was commissioned.

  3. spellBOUND says:

    puma is garbage… i don’t mind the colors. the overall design and the material quality of their kits are unbelievably bad. many question nike for their lack of “creativity” but nike is my favorite brand. when it comes to jerseys, elegance is in the simplicity and quality of the material. and why d’afuq don’t we have an “all black” 3rd kit??? i hate addidas and their cookie cutter 3 strips band, but in comparison to puma, i would welcome them in a heartbeat. lol……..GFA, puma sucks….

    • Albert says:

      You seem to have problem with all of them, even your so called favourite Nike. what do you think they should do to improve the elegance and how much quality do you think should be added?

      • spellBOUND says:

        masa, how can u imply that i have a problem with nike even though they r my favorite? did u read what i wrote? i will restate what i said again to answer your questions. they could improve the elegance by doing less with more. ….i.e “simplicity”. the notion of representing all the colors of a country’s flag on a jersey shows the lack of creativity; for it is the norm or conventional thought. the best way is to use 1 main color while implementing the other colors as minute details that renders the kit as a cohesive unit and and a representation rather than just a a copy and paste of colors. bear in mind that puma attempted to do this with the world cup kits, and i applaud them for there effort, but they failed in the collar and in the quality of the kit.

        in terms of quality, please take a look at zoomed in images of nike kits and compare the fabrics with the kappa’s, pumas, etc …u will understand… for me, nike is on top, umbro(owned by nike) is next, and then addidas. … all the rest are crap. lol

  4. Israel says:

    I think PUMA company doesnt respect our National Teams,why because we dont make complain bout the Jersey so they do it any how,..Stupid Puma Ghana is bigger than your company so you’ve to respect my Beloving country ..GO GHANA<GO BLACK STARS

  5. Israel says:

    I dont know IF GFA members are afraid of PUMA company,..PUMA should stop giving us fake and Stupid design…

  6. mysticvintage says:

    the jersey is cute…… and hope all Ghanians wuld lyk it….. aside this i wuld want 2 assure all fans of the black stars to rally behind them in Brazil……..GO GHANA…., GO BLACK STARS and bring the cup home…….! SHALOM..

  7. Anorl richie says:

    I am hoping the best for my homeland, Ghana.
    The kits, well, not too bad.

  8. Abass Dan says:

    My view is that I want to see black stars wear a jersy that will represent the national colours of our belove country Which is Red Yellow Green with our Black star on the chest. White is not part of our national colours .

  9. morris the NIGERIAN says:

    Ah gross!!! How disgusting..this has got to be the ugliest,puke inducing kit I’ve ever seen in my life gracing a world cup finals..puma reeks failure same as ghana..what a befitting match..like the saying goes,birds of a feather flocks together’ not a coincidence.

    • I HATE NON-SENSE says:

      u ignorant Nigerian…this is the ugliest,puke inducing comment written by the ugliest puke inducing person like morris the Nigerian…what a perfect match!!! some dumb-ass shit…mtcheeeeewwwwwwwww