Na­tional team to re­ceive AF­CON kit to­day

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Sports Re­porter

THE War­riors are set to re­ceive the kit they will use at the 2017 Na­tions Cup fi­nals to­day from their part­ner Mafro Sports.

The con­sign­ment will be de­liv­ered to the War­riors in Gabon by the leader of Mafro Sports.

The kit is ex­pected to be un­veiled to the team to­day in Franceville ahead of the first game against Al­ge­ria on Sun­day.

Yes­ter­day, the Mafro Sports repre- sen­ta­tive in Zim­babwe, Fran­cis Xavier Chi­tanda, told The Her­ald that ev­ery­thing was on course and the team would be prop­erly kit­ted by the time they en­gage in their first match.

“The ZIFA deal was de­layed from the on­set, from sign­ing the deal, so de­liv­ery was go­ing to be de­layed as well.

“The play­ing kits are in tran­sit with Mafro di­rec­tor Mah­moud Gomda go­ing there in per­son to hand them to the War­riors.

“The kits left the fac­tory in Thai­land on Jan­uary 12 and they are not on DHL but in the plane with the di­rec­tor and he ar­rives Jan­uary 13 (to­day).

“All the cus­toms clear­ing pro­cesses in Gabon have been al­ready agreed with the CAF lo­cal or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee, ZIFA and Mafro. So there won’t be any cus­toms is­sues to cause de­lays,” said Chi­tanda.

The kits will also ar­rive at the same time as the track­suit tops that were sent on Mon­day via DHL.

Chi­tanda said the kits have met all CAF reg­u­la­tions.

The repli­cas are ex­pected in the coun­try on Mon­day where they would be sold lo­cally.

Mafro kits are ex­clu­sively for the 2017 Africa Cup of Na­tions as a mere do­na­tion availed to bail out ZIFA by the Sin­ga­pore com­pany at the last minute.

The deal be­tween Mafro was only signed on De­cem­ber 19 last year as a short­term deal with ZIFA.

. . . The Mafro track suits, which the War­riors will use in Gabon, have al­ready been sent to their base while the pic­ture on the right shows the front part of green jersey, which the team will wear at the 2017 Na­tions Cup fi­nals

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