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Soccer News of Tuesday, 31 May 2016


Black Stars' new Puma kit

New technology for Ivory Coast, Cameroon and the Ghana

Ghana's kits manufacturers PUMA will unveil a new technology to be used in creating the next design of kits for the Black Stars during their training on Monday, can exclusively reveal.

The German kits manufacturing giants will be using the Black Stars as the first African country to try out the technology with the remaining two African countries trying it out later this week.

The new technology will be donned by African powerhouses Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Ghana, which will be worn by the players for the first time this week.

Over the past decades, PUMA has dedicated its finest and boldest designs in football to its African federations. Continuing this spirit of design and innovation, PUMA has developed a new evoKNIT kit to be worn by Cameroon in their friendly international against France tonight, and Côte d’Ivoire vs Gabon later this weekend.

The cancelled friendly with Guinea means the Black Stars could not try theirs on Saturday and will use the training today to try it.

These games become a real life testing ground for the future of PUMA’s football performance technologies in kit design. These shirt prototypes feature evoKNIT technology – a knitted design for lightweight, form-fitting comfort as well as thermoregulation and performance enhancement properties. The seamless torso construction is the first ever on pitch.

This shirt features a dynamic moisture management system. Two yarns create a push-pull effect, the yarn closest to the skin rapidly removes sweat from the athlete’s body. The top layer yarn then pushes the moisture away and completely removes it.

To achieve this, PUMA worked with highly technical machinery that until now, has never been used in the football industry. The innovative construction process creates comfort from the start as the shirt is first built as a seamless tube to which the sleeves, also tubes, are added.

These Ghana, Cameroon and Ivory Coast shirts reinforce power, regulate temperature, and allow for freedom of movement. They enable our African teams to play at their loudest volume.