ZIFA sign with Puma after lapse of Umbro deal – Normalisation Committee member reveals

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ZIFA has signed a deal with sportswear giant Puma for the supply of kits and other related clothing, following expiry of its three-year partnership with Umbro.

By Bhora Afrika

Zimbabwe had since 2019 been sponsored by Umbro, a deal whose effectiveness was heavily affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and an 18-month long ban from international football.

Speaking on ZTN Prime’s The Couch, ZIFA Normalisation Committee member Rosemary Mugadza said the deal had been struck three days ago, explaining why Mighty Warriors players were seen wearing Puma tracksuits.

Pictures of the Mighty Warriors in Puma kits and tracksuits made rounds earlier this week leading to questions whether Umbro was still their principal sponsor.

“We signed with Puma after the Umbro kit lapsed.

“We managed to seal the deal three days ago. I am promising you all the Warriors’ teams will be using the Puma kit,” said Mugadza, who was in the company of Normalisation Committee Chairperson Lincoln Mutasa.

Mugadza explained that the Warriors had been forced to wear Umbro kits when they played Botswana recently since Puma kits were yet to be delivered.

Zimbabwe faces Nigeria in their next international match at ‘home’.

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