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Ghana's new World Cup jersey 'massages' footballers

High-tech football shirts to be worn by the Ghanaian football squad at the 2014 Fifa World Cup can deliver massages to players during the game, it appears.

High-tech football shirts to be worn by the Ghanaian football squad at the 2014 Fifa World Cup can deliver massages to players during the game, it appears.

High-tech football shirts to be worn by the Ghanaian football squad at the 2014 Fifa World Cup can deliver massages to players during the game, it appears.

The shirts, which was worn for the first time at Wednesday’s friendly against Montenegro, contain a special tape that provides “micro-massages” for the wearer.

The massage strips “maximise muscle power” by allowing the body to recover from exertion more quickly, the manufacturer Puma says.

This is made possible via PUMA’s new football apparel innovation PWR ACTV, a first-to-market use of both athletic taping and compression within the apparel.

Commenting on its looks rather than its hidden technology, Ghana captain and UAE-based striker Asamoah Gyan says he is impressed by the kit.

The Ghanaian national side has lined up friendly fixtures in Holland and Honduras before they face the United States in their opening game of the World Cup.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Zambia Soccerman says:

    Na lie Ooo. This story was about Italy’s jersey on bbc.com, now you fools copy and paste the whole story with only editing the name Italy and replacing it with Ghana? Drive by media at its best. Those fools don’t need massages anyways. They need panel beating with a hammer. Kekekeke

  2. Zambia Soccerman says:

    MILAN (AP) — Italy’s new shirts for the World Cup feature micro-massage taping laced into the fabric to “provide players with a faster, more effective energy supply to the active muscles.”

    The new kits from Puma will be worn for the first time on Wednesday in a friendly against world champion Spain in Madrid.

    Puma says the home and away shirts “feature ACTV tape that is strategically placed within the garment to provide micro-massages on the skin, working with the human body to help maximize performance.”

    The blue shirts feature thin collars that open at the neck with white lines down the sides. The white shirts have closed necks and grey pinstripes.

    Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon says the new shirts have “a true Italian feel.”

  3. Zambia Soccerman says:

    If Ghana’s Jersey would massage the old madalas, why were they cramping all the time? Only Warris played were in that Ghana, everyone looked tired. There was no massage going there, so quit laying to the Kumasi villagers there.

  4. texas says:

    There goes another zombie man from zombia. You zombies still exist?

  5. ZG GH4LIFE says:

    Oh Zambian you are on Ghanasoccernet because there is no news or activities with the Zambian national team which is understandable, i know that is eating you up as a soccer fan, your country is like a Ghost at this time of the year lol don’t worry better luck next time.