Fans reject Umbro’s Warriors jersey
Zimbabwe football fans and fashion enthusiasts have rejected the new Warriors kit which was designed by top sportswear and equipment supplier, Umbro.
The jersey is doing rounds on social media after representatives of Umbro appeared at the Warriors match against Congo-Brazzaville donning it.
A number of fans argued that the yellow and red kit, touted to be for home matches, does not represent Zimbabwe.
Calls have been made for the Zimbabwe Football Association to challenge Umbro to design another home jersey with colours that represent their number one team.
The Warriors jersey is usually dominated by green and yellow with a fusion of some colours.
This one is, however, dominated by red and yellow which saw fans fuming on various social media platforms.
The Young Warriors, who face Mozambique this afternoon, are expected to wear the ‘rejected’ kit.
Below are some of the comments as football fans reacted after renowned football writers and commentators like Steve Vickers posted the picture of the new home kit.
This kit is awful madoda. After waiting this long then u r forced to accept this nonsense…Beggars aren’t choosers for sure. @DecoDecent2
When we talk of colours with meaning. Green for the land Africa, Black for the people it was looted from. Those colours Those colours are missing from this strip Blood and gold come last. No? @FortuneMushang5
Thats Catalonia Barcelona kit. We need our Zimbabwean kit please Umbro or else just bring back the Legea. @RonaldMbeke
Please kindly whisper to them that Zim is not Ghana, that kit is not Zimbabwean and it will be a bad omen going into Egypt. Umbro mustn’t come to defile or erase our identity but enhance. @TatendaNyakany1