Today Tshwane sporting giants unite as PUMA unveils a blue Mamelodi Sundowns third kit for the 2018/19 season, as a tribute to the Vodacom Bulls. The design of the kit continues the Beat of Mamelodi theme of the Home and Away kits released in July.
“The Bulls released an Away kit in the Brazilian colours of Mamelodi Sundowns in January 2018, in homage to the continuing success of the PSL champions. Today Mamelodi Sundowns have reciprocated by releasing a kit in the colours of their rugby playing brothers,” says PUMA Marketing Director Brett Bellinger. “There are many Tshwane residents who follow and admire both teams, I guess now they can wear a football shirt to watch the rugby and vice versa!”
Mamelodi Sundowns spokesperson Thulani Thuswa says: “There is a saying: ‘Tshwane ra tshwana – in Pretoria we are the same’. This new third kit symbolizes the City of Champions and what greater way to pay tribute to our fellow city giants than by donning their famous blue. What makes the deal even sweeter is that we share a sponsor in PUMA, who have set the trend by having two different sporting codes wearing each other’s jerseys.”
The third Mamelodi Sundowns kit hits stores today, retailing for R799 at PUMA, Totalsports, The Cross Trainer, Studio 88 and independent retailers.
The defending champions will take on Kaizer Chiefs at Loftus Stadium on Saturday 4 August 2018, in the opening match of the Absa Premiership.