64 percent of Warriors fans say Umbro kit “is disgusting”: Report
The Warriors’ Umbro kit, unveiled in Harare on Thursday, torched a wave of outrage among the fans who feel the British sportswear firm could have done a far better job to provide the Warriors with a quality kit consistent with a national football team.
The sticking point, among the fans, remain what they claim is the low quality of the kit, the lack of imagination on the design and, crucially, that the Zimbabwe flag has been tucked at the tail-end of the jerseys.
All the kits the national teams have used in the past, have had the national flag featuring prominently on the chest part of the jerseys.
An online survey conducted by sportscaster Mike Madoda attracted 403 respondents, as of last night, with four percent saying they loved it, 10 percent saying it was decent, 22 percent saying Umbro could have done better and 64 percent saying it was disgusting.
However, Madoda described the official kit as ‘‘plain, but much better than the other numbers on show earlier.’’
Some of the fans are now even demanding that ZIFA come up with an alternative plan where the Warriors will use a better, and acceptable, kit at the 2019 AFCON finals, even if it means attracting sanctions from Umbro.
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