PUMA and Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club today announced a long-term partnership – effective 1 July 2016, PUMA will become the official kit partner of the Tshwane-based seven times Premier Soccer League Champions.
This new commercial partnership represents the biggest football kit deal in PUMA South Africa and Mamelodi Sundowns football history. Sundown’s profile, reputation and loyal fan base presents PUMA with its most prominent South African platform to showcase its performance football products and new technologies.
“Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club is proud to be partnering with a world leader in the technical sponsor space. This partnership marks the start of the next chapter in the Mamelodi Sundowns history. This past season’s achievement of our unequalled 7th PSL title with a record breaking 71 points, is hopefully the start of even greater things. Having a partner like PUMA to join us on this quest will undoubtedly be a great catalyst” said Sizwe Nzimande.
In addition to producing the playing and training kit for all Mamelodi Sundowns teams, PUMA has acquired wide-ranging licensing rights to develop other Mamelodi Sundowns branded merchandise.
Brett Bellinger, Marketing Director for PUMA South Africa said: “PUMA is excited to partner with Mamelodi Sundowns in supplying their official kit. It’s been 23 years since we’ve worked together and PUMA hope to take them all the way, like we did when Sundowns won the League title back in ’93.”