Saudi football federation, Nike unveil team’s new kit
The home shirt, which features the colors of the kingdom, is mostly white with the sleeve bands and collar green
The Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) and sportswear giant Nike unveiled Tuesday the national team’s new kit for the 2014/15 season, according to an official statement released by Nike.
The home shirt, which features the colors of the kingdom, is mostly white with the sleeve bands and collar green.
It bears the inscription “Saudi Football Federation" in both English and Arabic and features Nike’s signature design details.
The open V-neck shirt offers players Nike’s latest technology in innovation and environmental sustainability including the company’s Dri-FIT,
which is a material designed to speed up the process of evaporating moisture from the body.
The shorts and socks are white with details in green to match the shirt.
A reverse template is used for the away kit, with a dark green shirt and white sleeve bands and collar.
Speaking about the new Nike-made outfit, SAFF head Ahmed Eid al-Harbi said: “The most important thing for us is the comfort of the players as well as their performance.”
“With Nike’s innovations, we hope the players will reach their best levels for the upcoming tournaments so that Saudi Arabia can keep its position in the region,” he added.
Saudi football player Salem al-Dawsari, for his part, said that it is “always an honor to wear the national jersey, which is characterized by its elegance and beauty and reflects the history and of the kingdom.”
The Saudi football team is one of the most successful teams in Asia with three AFC Asian Cup titles.
The national team, which finished second at the 1992 Confederations Cup, qualified four times for the World Cup.