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Umbro replaces All Kasi as BFA technical sponsor

GABORONE, BOTSWANA – Botswana Football Association (BFA) and Umbro today (Monday) announced a five year partnership agreement.

The new partnership with Umbro came as a result of the BFA’s positive strides in the right direction to improve football in the country.

Umbro and Botswana’s recent resurgence in African football makes for an exciting partnership.

FILE; Mogogi Gabonamong tussling a ball away from Ghanaian Andrew Ayew in the Zebras maiden AFCON qualifier. The Zebras were edged 1 nil in the encounter

Umbro will be the exclusive global technical partner of the national team, supplying the Zebras’ playing squad with the best-in-class authentic competition, training, and off field apparel.

Umbro will also supply the technical and management staff with Botswana FA branded apparel.

Supporter gear will also be available for the fans to purchase.

The BFA President, Maclean Letshwiti said: “We are delighted to partner with Umbro as our technical partner. Botswana football is taking steps to improve the long term vision of football hence Umbro showed great belief and trust in our ambitious future. It was only right that we partner with a company that can back our plans thus allowing us to look and feel world-class. Our national teams are our pride and joy and our people will now be able to support our teams whilst looking and feeling good.”

Donovan Bell from Umbro South Africa said: “We are excited to partner with the Botswana Football Association again and I’m sure it will be a great relationship going forward. We have been able to secure distribution with a retail chain to ensure that fans can purchase their National Team replica jerseys across the country. The bespoke jerseys will be available in stores early in April 2019.”

Umbro was established in 1924, and is a brand dedicated to providing clothing and equipment for all formats of football.

From professional to amateur players, fans, to those inspired by football culture, Umbro offers a wide selection of products across performance, lifestyle and across all levels of the game.

Recent lifestyle projects include collaborations with British designers, Christopher Raeburn and Henry Holland.

On the pitch, alongside the Botswana National Team, Umbro sponsor a number of top teams around the world including Everton, West Ham United, AFC Bournemouth and Huddersfield Town (English Premier League); FC Schalke 04, Werder Bremen and 1. FC Nürnberg (German Bundesliga); AmaZulu FC, Black Leopards FC, Bloemfontein Celtic FC and Cape Town City FC (South African Premier Soccer League); Township Rollers FC (Botswana Premier League); AFC Leopards (Kenyan Premier League); Accra Hearts of Oak (Ghana Premier League); ZESCO United FC (Zambian Premier League).

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