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Orlando Pirates Launch 20/21 adidas Home & Away Shirts

Sweeping across the sea with a clean new design, Orlando Pirates have unveiled their new home and away shirts for the 20/21 season. The main focus of both shirts is the stripped back skull and crossbones club crest that takes the name of the club quite literally.

Right lets start with the obvious: that new-look club crest is unreal. One of the big changes this season, it replaces the Club’s traditional badge on both jerseys, acting as the absolute epitome of the South African side’s identity. The new kit stays true to Pirates’ iconic black and white colours, with the home jersey in all black, with white stripes on the shoulder and a white v-neck. 

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For the striking away kit, it’s the first time in the club’s history that orange has been used, and it’s seen as an expression of confidence and vibrance that reflects the team’s spirit. The bold orange of the away jersey is finished off with the classic three black adidas stripes on the shoulders.

The striking design of our new kit shows that we’re constantly progressing and growing as a club, while retaining our distinctive visual identity and logo. The result is a kit that keeps the traditions that are woven into our heritage and DNA, while signaling a fresh era for South Africa’s most-loved team,” said Thandi Merafe, Media Officer of Orlando Pirates Football Club.

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Bob Maphosa, Sports Marketing Manager for adidas South Africa said, “Orlando Pirates is a club that stands for innovation and confidence, while staying true to its roots. We focused on bringing unique elements to each kit, such as the iconic skull and crossbones and using orange for the first time in the club’s history.” 

In addition to the kit reveal, adidas released an Orlando Pirates #ReadyForSport video, narrated by new signing and national captain, Thulani Hlatshwayo, where he talks about what it means to him to join the Buccaneers.

The new Orlando Pirates kit will be available for pre-ordering from 29 September, online at and for sale from 8 October at

Daniel Jones

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