Bafana Bafana set to announce new kit sponsor as Nike deal expires

Bafana Bafana set to announce new kit sponsor as Nike deal expires

- Bafana Bafana are set to announce a new kit deal shortly

- The national team currently have an agreement in place with Nike, but that deal expired in July

- Reports claim that Nike may not renew their interest in light of Bafana’s mediocre performances

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A new kit deal will be imminently announced for Bafana Bafana.

This follows the expiration of their current deal with US clothing giant, Nike.

Although the contract expired in July, Bafana are still allowed to utilise the Nike gear until negotiations with the new supplier are finalised.

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Briefly.co.za understands that Bafana are in the process of negotiating a new deal with Nike, Italian manufacturer Lotto or British sportswear Umbro.

SowetanLIVE reported that the deal with Nike has been in place since 2014, but the sportswear brand seemed reluctant to renew fresh terms with Bafana.

This could be as a result of a string of mediocre displays from the national team.

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Since the Nike deal has been in place, Bafana were winless at the 2015 Afcon, then failed to qualify for the tournament in 2017 and failed dismally at the FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Safa acting chief executive Russell Paul played down concerns as he said, “Bafana as a brand remains strong. The results are something that don't always appeal to people."

Bafana were set to wear the Nike kit in their friendly against Zambia, but SAFA has announced that the match has been called off amid security concerns.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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