PUMA today introduced the new 2014 Ghana home and away kits that the Black Stars will wear in Brasil. The team will debut the new away kit against Montenegro today in Podgorica.
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.
PUMA player Asamoah Gyan and Ghana National Team Captain said, “The team has been waiting a long time since the 2010 World Cup in which we reached the quarter finals. Being so close to becoming the first African team to reach the semi-final was a great triumph but painful at the same time and are really motivated to come back and achieve an even better result. The new kit design from PUMA reflects the pride and passion of our nation and we’ll be leaving for Brasil with full confidence that we can make our country proud.”
A full range of replica products including home and away shirts, shorts and a full merchandise collection for each team will be available to purchase from 5 March 2014. The PUMA PWR ACTV football performance apparel collection featuring the same ACTV technology as the national playing kits is available to purchase now.