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Ghana captain Gyan hails new Black Stars jersey as 'national pride'

Published on: 07 March 2014
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan wear new Black Stars jersey

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has hailed the new colourful jersey of the Black Stars manufactured by Puma as 'the pride and passion of our nation' after it was unveiled this week.

The UAE-based striker is confident that the new design which has some traditional Ghanaian kente around the neck and arm areas has a truly Ghanaian touch to it.

The Black Stars officially outdoored the jersey in their 1-0 loss to Montenegro on Wednesday in Podgorica in a World Cup warm-up.

Ghana were the only African country to reach the quarter final of the 2010 World Cup and Gyan says this fresh design will help them improve on

“The team has been waiting a long time since the 2010 World Cup in which we reached the quarter-finals," said Gyan who will lead the Black Stars to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

"Being so close to becoming the first African team to reach the semi-final was a great triumph but painful at the same time, and are really motivated to come back and achieve an even better result.

“The new kit design from PUMA reflects the pride and passion of our nation and we’ll be leaving for Brasil with full confidence that we can make our country proud.”

The new kits feature PUMA’s new football apparel innovation PWR ACTV, a first-to-market use of both athletic taping and compression within the apparel.

Meanwhile following complaints among football fans that they are unable to purchase Black Stars original jerseys, new way of purchase such high quality apparel has been discovered.

Websites selling sports equipment for Ghanaians have emerged which could be the right place for the Black Stars jerseys and other sporting apparel and paraphernalia could be bought.


This article has 6 comment(s), give your comment
  • ZG GH4LIFE says:
    March 07, 2014 05:57 pm
    The red one is OK but the white one makes me mad every time i see it, it makes our players look soo gay at the neck, it looks like they are exposed at the neck.I
  • Assemblyman says:
    March 07, 2014 06:26 pm
    It was designed by a Nigerian.Meanwhile Nigeria themselves has had nothing to do with Puma ever in their country's soccer history.It was better to have Ghanaians designers do it.Perhaps they could have done a national competition where everyone in Ghana could have designed a jersey and presented.Then a winner will be selected out of the competition.And have the one who won design it..
  • spellBOUND says:
    March 09, 2014 06:18 pm
    true say. the red one is actually nice. the white one which i'm assuming the stars will be wearing for the majority of the time is actually the worst. puma, just give us a plain white one so we know you lack creativity rather than attempting to fool us with this cavemen neck design..... puma has NEVER given us a nice jersey. the shorts on the past jerseys looked like skirts while the previous one had 2 million stars to represent the so called "culture". a kid could have design something better. for those crying about national colors, be careful what you wish for... the idea of attempting to replicate national colors on a kit is overrated. case in point, the several atrocious eye sore national kits in the 90's as an example. i for one like the simplicity and yet elegance that nike brings to its kits, as i believe as most of these other manufacturers attempt to produce kits based on national identities, they forget the idea of also creating something that also looks nice. but i guess I'm in the minority. ....
  • sarsah says:
    March 07, 2014 01:02 pm
    Tweaa kae! This Adwoa Yankee jersey di3. Asamoah paa, is it that you don't have swagg or you are yenko nkuaa! This is the most boring black stars jersery I 've ever seen. Whose idea was that? Am sure samples were made and who approved it?
  • Rass says:
    March 07, 2014 09:33 am
    I never like this this white colour at all, what's wronge with our own national colours the red one looks ok for me
  • Assemblyman says:
    March 07, 2014 08:53 am
    Oh!Asamoah paa..Kwasia Jersey that!