[digg=http://digg.com/soccer/Kaizer_Chiefs_Nike_40th_Anniversary_Special_Edition_Kit]Kaizer Chiefs are a South African football club, founded 7 January 1970 in Soweto, Johannesburg. The team is nicknamed Amakhosi which means “lords” or “chiefs” in Zulu. They currently campaign in the top tier of South African football – the ABSA Premiership.
Earlier today, Nike South Africa unveiled the Kaizer Chiefs 40th anniversary special edition team 2009/10 football kit.
According to the team’s website, the kit
draws inspiration from the glorious past of the black and gold club.
The special edition kit will be worn by the team at their next home game against Bloemfontein Celtic at Loftus Stadium, in Pretoria on Saturday.
Chiefs will continue to wear the kit during all home games in the 2009/2010 season.
The jersey recalls that worn by the Amakhosi 40 years ago, in that it is predominantly black and featuring the iconic Chiefs gold on the rib collar, sleeves and cuffs.
…The jersey is embroidered with the Nike Swoosh design trademark and the official Kaizer Chiefs crest. The special embroidery of “1970 — 2010 40th Anniversary” is featured under the team crest, calling out the glory years of the past.
Other significant features of the team jersey include the South African flag on the inside of the back neckline and a “1970 — 2010 40th Anniversary” label on the side-seam. The new jersey, and replica supporter’s jersey will be available in leading retail from Thursday along with a full range of Kaizer Chiefs 40th anniversary special edition fan-wear and accessories.