Nike confirmed a five-year deal to design and develop football kits for the men’s and women’s South African national football teams.
They will also create a limited edition kit for Bafana Bafana's international friendly against Brazil in Johannesburg on March 5.
“This partnership signifies Nike’s deep commitment to support and advance South African football at all levels of the game, from the national team to grassroots football,” said Laurent Payre, General Manager of Nike Africa.
“We look forward to providing innovative product technology to help players reach their full potential, and to helping shape the future success of South African football.”
Safa will gain access to the Nike Football Training Centre in Soweto, Johannesburg, built by Nike in 2010. Nike also sponsors Brazil, England, France, Korea, Netherlands, Portugal and the USA football teams.
“We are excited to partner with Nike and look forward to this comprehensive partnership enabling us to focus on the progression of football. This is a significant time for South African football as we embark on strengthening our structures especially across development and grassroots," said Danny Jordaan, President of the South African Football Association.
The partnership includes supplying performance and training kit, and match balls to all nine of Safa’s national football teams at every level, including the men’s senior and women’s senior teams, men’s under-23, men’s and women’s under-20, men’s and women’s under-17, men’s indoor football and men’s beach football teams.