The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) and Nike today unveiled the home and away kits that will be worn by the federation’s men’s and women’s national teams during the 2020/21 and 2021/22 international soccer calendars. The jerseys are being called the Singapore 2020 shirts however.
According to the FAS: The Lions will take to the field in the new Nike ensemble when they resume their campaign at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup 2023 Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2, as well as the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup, all scheduled to take place in 2021. The kit would have debuted in the final game against Uzbekistan in the World Cup Qualifying campaign today if it had taken place as originally scheduled.
Similarly, the Lionesses will be donning the kits when they fly the Singapore colours in the AFF Women’s Championship and other tournaments on the international stage in 2021 and 2022.
Conceptualised to reconcile tradition with the future, the design of the Home jersey incorporates the use of colour blocking as a modern interpretation of the national flag while the deep royal blue Away kit reflects Singapore’s vision as a forward-looking nation. The Away kit is also a close depiction of the FAS corporate colours, synchronising the association’s identity with the national teams.
To further pay homage to the nation’s history, the 2020 kits have incorporated a contemporary take on the scales and curves of the iconic Merlion on the jersey front. The national flag has also been given a modern interpretation through the symbolic crest on the red neck tape as well as the waveline graphic across the chest of the jerseys.
The 2020 National Team kits will also feature the FAS logo, as a representation of the history and legacy of Singapore football. Although previous versions of the logo had been used for the FAS’ representative teams decades ago, this will be the first time the logo is used for the National Team since it was redesigned in 2003. The change was made following fans’ feedback on the significance of the FA logo which symbolises the pride of Singapore’s football history and brings back a sense of nostalgia.