After PUMA's recent AFCON Kit Launch in London this week, SoccerBible continue our hands-on look at the new line of PUMA Africa jerseys. Ignoring the traditional designs of football shirts, PUMA partner with the African National football teams to create some of the most unique shirt designs in football!
As one of Africa's most successful and recognized football teams, Cameroon now have a new look for their 12/13 international fixture list. Despite qualifying more times than any other African nation and possessing a wealth of talent including Arsenal's Alex Song and Samuel Eto'o, Les Lions Indomptables won't be appearing in next years AFCON.
Cameroon's failure to qualify for the 2012 AFCON means we won't be seeing as much of this jersey as we would have liked! Featuring the traditional green/yellow/red national colours of Cameroon, the new shirt doesn't shy away from Cameroon's proud history. In a bold reference to their nickname Les Lions Indomptables, a giant Lion graphic features across the front of the jersey.
Puma does indeed have a celebrated history with African football, each year bringing something new and different to the football category. This year, through PUMA.Creative’s CAN programme, artists were commissioned to design a football jersey inspired from the country’s heritage, culture and traditions. Ten artists worked with their home nation to create unique and inspiring designs for the official football kits.
The technical kits have been designed to maximise the player’s on-pitch performance. The jersey fits the body closely to avoid grabbing from the opponent, it also emphasises the physique of the players, allowing them to exhibit their physical presence on the pitch. The fabric features PUMA’s U.S.P Moisture Management technology, enhancing body performance by dragging moisture away from the body
Join SoccerBible over the coming weeks as we continue to unveil PUMA's long line of new kits for the 2012 African Cup of Nations. Stay tuned for more exclusive looks at PUMA's latest designs! For now, share your thoughts on the new 2012/13 Cameroon home shirt online, on Twitter and on Facebook.