Zambia’s nationwide soccer groups are able to tackle the world in type with new kits launched this week.
The Soccer Affiliation of Zambia unveiled the kits on Thursday, June 15, simply as the ladies’s nationwide staff headed right into a coaching camp in Germany forward of this summer season’s FIFA Girls’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
The kits are manufactures by KoPa, the in-house model that’s wholly owned by the FAZ. KoPa was established in 2018 after the FAZ cancelled a contract with Singapore-based producer Mafro Sports activities for failing to fulfill its contractual obligations, based on the Lusaka Times. Previous to that, Zambian groups had been outfitted by Nike.
“The KoPa model that was based 5 years in the past is a real testimony that native manufacturers can develop if nicely supported,” FAZ president Andrew Kamanga stated on the federation’s Twitter account.
The house package is orange with a collection of diagonal traces working up the left aspect of the shirt, ending just under the nationwide staff crest. The V-neck collar and sleeve cuffs are black. It’s paired with black shorts and white socks; the shorts have orange piping down the perimeters.
The away package is white with a tonal eagle sample on the entrance. The V-neck collar and sleeve cuffs are inexperienced. The shorts that go along with it are white with inexperienced piping down the perimeters, whereas the socks are white with a inexperienced KoPa brand on the entrance.
The third package is inexperienced, with the diagonal traces on the left aspect of the shirt alternating between crimson, black and orange to reflect the Zambian flag. The collar and sleeve cuffs are additionally inexperienced, making this the one one of many three kits the place they don’t distinction with the remainder of the shirt. The shorts that go along with it are inexperienced with orange piping down the perimeters. No pictures of the socks on this mixture had been posted on Thursday.
The FAZ additionally launched two goalkeeper kits on Thursday. One is mild blue and one is pink, and each characteristic embossed diagonal stripes down the entrance. The shorts and socks for every set match their respective shirts.
The Zambian males’s staff will debut the brand new kits on Saturday once they face Ivory Coast in an African Cup of Nations qualifier at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola, Zambia.
This summer season’s Girls’s World Cup is the primary one Zambia has certified for in its historical past. The Copper Queens will play in Group C together with Spain, Costa Rica and Japan. Their first match can be in opposition to Japan on July 22 at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton, New Zealand.