Going back to their roots, Orlando Pirates and adidas have launched a retro-inspired off-field jersey. It features the adidas Originals logo which was last used on-field in SA in 1997.
Zodwa Khoza Foundation
The Foundation is a non-profit that provides support for families and households affected by HIV/AIDS. They also provide ongoing support to child and elderly headed households. Their mission, is to help develop the skills, leadership and business potential of youth through advocacy, mentoring, networking, skills and economic empowerment programs and projects.
The jersey branded with the Zodwa Khoza Foundation logo, shows the grassroots level partnersihp between Orlando Pirates and adidas.
Over the next 5 years, adidas has committed to investing R5 million to the Foundation. The ‘clubhouse’ and sports fields at the Foundation in Soweto are undergoing improvement. The development aims to give children in the community better access to sport.
History of the Jersey
Bob Maphosa, the Football Sports Marketing and PR Manager at adidas South Africa says that the jersey is steeped in emotion and history. He also mentions that it takes him back to when Orlando Pirates won the Bobsave Superbowl. “This was a major milestone in our fans’ incredible journey with the team. Today, the nostalgia is real, but the best part is that together with OP we’ll be making a meaningful difference in the lives of our youth.”
The new jersey alongside a full tracksuit and a supporters’ t-shirt is available on adidas.co.za and in adidas stores for R1 500.