So many African shirts now incorporate the ‘paintbrush’ effect. African Cup of Nations hosts Angola are a prime example, as are Tunisia. And after the release of their new away shirt, the Ivory Coast are the latest team to follow the recent trend. Manufactured by Puma – a dominant force in the African market – their stylish green brushed hoop design, with white and orange trim, has caused a frenzy across the Cote D’Ivoire, with thousands of Ivoirians purchasing the shirt within days of its’ release.
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Stars such as Didier Drogba and Kolo Toure will wearing this cutting edge shirt in any ‘away’ matches in the concurrent African Cup of Nations, although the ‘Elephants’ are renowned for their traditional electric orange shirts. With a smooth polyester finish covering the front and back of the shirt, Puma’s v.10 characteristics will help not only the Ivoirian players, but all African Cup of Nations participants to adapt to the harsh climate of Angola. The shirt also comprises of the official Ivory Coast badge, with a solitary star placed above in commemoration of their African success in 1992.
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