Cape Town, South Africa, 25TH July, 2022 — Global sports company PUMA and PSL Champions Mamelodi Sundowns today launched the 2022/23 Home kit, inspired by a bold message directed at their fiercest opponents: We Rise Again.
The kit features a debossed African print of calabashes, antelope, drums, pyramids and warriors. This is reinforced by a map of Africa sitting beside MSFC printed on the back of the neckline.
The design honours the Mamelodi Sundowns team and their conquests within South Africa and across the Continent. In African storytelling style the shirt tells of previous Sundowns teams who did battle against their rivals across the continent, and are part of a family of brave warriors dating back through history. The warriors’ hunger for victory is never dimmed and the warning to opponents is clear: “only the sky is our limit … and Masandawana will rise again!”
The CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE star on the front of the shirt represents the 2016 CCL win, while the green and white design of the Home shirt sleeve is inspired by the team’s Chloorkop training ground, the roots of Sundowns’ continued success with the team celebrating its fifth consecutive PSL win and a record 12th title.
“The new Mamelodi Sundowns jersey honours the legacy of a club that is never content with past glories,” said Brett Bellinger, PUMA SA Marketing Director. “Masandawana are always looking forward to the next challenge. The design of the We Rise Again jersey is a tribute to the club’s bold commitment to go out and conquer once more.”
Mamelodi Sundowns Brand Ambassador and Club Legend, Teko Modise said: “The design on the jersey is a bold declaration of Mamelodi Sundowns’ intention to conquer in all battles they face this season. The debossed design elements will remind the players they are not alone in battle but are united with other warriors in the supporters and those who have played for the team. As footballers, we want to look stylish on-an-off the pitch. The texture of the jersey feels fresh, and the design is slick – I trust that this and the debossed symbols on the jersey will propel the players to the next level and continue to fight regardless of how tough it might be.”
The new jersey arrives in two iterations. The Replica version is made with recycled polyester, while the player’s jersey features the ULTRAWEAVE performance fabric.
The 2022/23 Mamelodi Sundowns Replica Home and Away kit is available from 5 August 2022 at PUMA stores, PUMA.com, Studio 88, Totalsports, The Cross Trainer, Sportmans Warehouse, JB Sports and at select retailers. Mamelodi Sundowns Replica will be available in Men’s Home and Away [R 1199 each], Ladies Home and Away [R 1099 each] and Kids Home and Away [R 999 each].