WHEN the jersey came out, it was criticised by many!They said Kaizer Chiefs’ jersey for the 2019/2020 season was the worst jersey of all football clubs.
Social media became abuzz with criticism for Chiefs’ new home jersey.
But the club and supporters are having the last laugh after their home jersey was voted in the top 10 in the world by Unisport.
Unisport sells football jerseys online and delivers all over the world. Chiefs’ purple away jersey was also voted in the top 10 last year.
On Monday the Amakhosi found their voice after their home jersey beat the likes of Manchester City, Real Madrid, Juventus and Arsenal to second spot.
They lost out on the top spot to Italian outfit, Inter Milan’s away jersey.When the jersey was unveiled, Kaizer Chiefs’ Marketing Director Jessica Motaung said the new kit represented their vision for the new season.
“This year we're resetting; resetting our minds to reignite the passion and energy of the Amakhosi,” she said.
She said Chiefs and Nike have created a new kit that is in line with their image and brand values.
“The technological advances and the stylish look of the jerseys will help enhance the boys’ performance on the field and they will certainly look as glamorous as ever,” she said.
According to their kit sponsor Nike, the kit features high-performance materials and lightweight construction crafted to enhance ventilation and moisture management, and increase the athletes’ ease of motion and precision.Supportes had a field day when they heard the news.
Davuka Mhlanga wrote on Facebook: “Well done Amakhosi.”On Twitter, Marin Kgaphola, wrote: “What happened to the critics, please help me find the critics, shine on Khosi.”
Take a look at the Top Ten football clubs jerseys below:
Number one: Inter Milan (away jersey)
Number Two: Kaizer Chiefs
Number Three: Inter Milan (home jersey)
Number Four: Manchester City
Number Five: Arsenal
Number Six: Barcelona
Number Seven: Juventus
Number Eight: Real Madrid
Number Nine: West Ham FC
Number Ten: Athletic Bilbao