Nike and SAFA today unveiled the South Africa 2016/2017 Nike home and away kits. The yellow primary strip will be worn during Bafana Bafana’s 2018 World Cup Russia qualifier against Senegal next weekend at the new Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.
According to Nike the South Africa 16/17 home kit aims to inspire a new era of success for the South African senior men’s national team and to spark brilliance in the players’ on-pitch performances.
Nike brings a fresh design and new innovation to the new Bafana Bafana kits, such as the laser cut ventilation, which keeps the athletes cool while performing at high levels of pressure. The design of the jerseys also seeks to provide less distraction for athletes so they can perform at their best.
The sides of the 2016/17 South African home kit features green color reveal tape that runs the length of the shirt and shorts. Expanding when the player is in motion, they are designed to maximize ventilation and reveal bold flashes of green.
South Africa’s 16/17 away kit has the inverse design on the shirt – all green with yellow color reveal tape on the sides of the shirt.