If uncertainty hangs over the host land of the Africa Cup of Nations, initially scheduled for 2021 but postponed to 2022 (from January 9 to February 6) due to Covid-19 and which must be held in Cameroon, this does not prevent equipment manufacturers from sticking to their schedule for the release of the new tunics that the players in this major competition will wear.
Kappa, which dresses the Panthers of Gabon, has just unveiled the three new jerseys equipped with KOMBAT PRO technology, making up the new FEGAFOOT (the Gabonese Football Federation) 2022 collection, from the selection led by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The shadow of the panther on the home jersey
The Italian brand created in 1967 has designed a home jersey using the traditional yellow of the Gabonese selection with light touches of green at the end of the sleeves or the collar. On the front of this home tunic, we can especially see the shadow of the panther, symbol of the country and the selection.
“The motif used to represent the panther is taken from the lower part of the new FEGAFOOT logo,” Kappa said in a statement. Note that the panther pattern is also visible on the sleeves. The FEGAFOOT crest is represented by a 3D silicone patch. We find the Gabon flag on the back of the jersey.
A third jersey featuring the Gabon flag in the spotlight
The away jersey is mainly composed of white, with a contrast of yellow, especially on the sleeves or the collar. As for the third jersey, more original, we can see the Gabon flag represented diagonally. The motif present on the other two tunics, home and away, remains very present. “With this piece, the supporter will be able to feel in the skin of a player and proudly wear the colors of the Panthers and Gabon on and off the football fields”, assures Kappa.
These three new shirts from Gabon, placed in group C along with Morocco, Ghana and the Comoros and which will enter the competition on January 10, against the Comoros, at the Ahmadou-Ahidjo stadium in Yaoundé if all goes as planned by CAF, are already available on the official website of the Italian equipment manufacturer.
- Find the CAN 2021 calendar