Khama Billiat of Zimbabwe celebrates goal with teammates scoring a penalty during the 2018 COSAFA Cup final match between Zambia and Zimbabwe at Peter Mokaba Stadiuml, Polokwane on 09 June 2018 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Friday May 10, 2019. 13:00
The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) and Umbro have announced that they will unveil a new Warriors shirt which will be used at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals.
The new home kit will be launched in Harare on May 16 and with an away jersey featuring a green top, yellow shorts and red socks.
ZIFA released the following statement:
"The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) and UMBRO today announced the consummation of their long-term partnership as the parties continue their preparations for the upcoming Total Africa Cup of Nations finals. The Warriors begin their campaign against Egypt in the prestigious opening match on 21 June 2019 and will wear the Umbro designed kit which incorporates the most advanced lightweight performance fabrics designed for movement and breathability."
"The parties also confirmed the plans for the official kit launch which will be held on the 16th of May in Harare at a retail partner to be announced. Replica jerseys and supporters’ apparel will also be available for purchase on the day."
"The Warriors home kit was inspired by Zimbabwe’s traditional yellow jersey with an added modern twist, using a mix of solid and gradient red vertical stripes. This clean and contemporary design ensures the home jersey will be a fan favorite. The away kit was inspired by the traditional colours of the Zimbabwean national flag. The use of solid green for the jersey, yellow for the shorts, and red for the socks incorporates the colours of the flag in simple yet classic design features," a statement read.
Zimbabwe are in Group A alongside DR Congo, Uganda and tournament hosts, Egypt.