Naak Musiq & Zakes Bantwini Flaunt New Orlando Pirates Kit

Everyone, including Mzansi brands proceed to drag it

By  | Sep 30, 2020, 06:40 AM  | Naak MusiQ  | Top of The

Orlando Pirates, one of the biggest and oldest clubs in the country was founded in 1937, in Orlando Soweto. The top-tier club is based in the Houghton suburb of the city of Johannesburg and plays in the South African Premier Soccer League.

Today, Orlando Pirates and Adidas unveiled the Club’s 2020/2021 season home and away kit for the first time.

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The Buccaneers, Tweeted that "ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK" and shared that within hours of being unveiled, the kit was already sold out online. Clearly, their new and bold orange colourway is a firm favourite, despite it being trolled online.

ZAlebs who are staunch Orlando Pirates fans celebrated the arrival of the kit on their Twitter accounts, Naak Musiq Tweeted together with pictures of himself celebrating the arrival of his Orlando Pirates kit.

"Danko @orlandopirates #OnceAlways #ReadyForSport #orlandopirates"
"Once Always @orlandopirates #newjersey #newseason #pslseason #happypeople #orlandopirates"
The seasoned sports commentator, Thomas Mlambo also bragged about his new kit and being an Orlando Pirates supporter on Twitter.

"#OnceAlways #OrlandoPirates #ReadyForSport @orlandopirates and @adidasZA Bringing the fire"
Shimza, who also openly supports Orlando Pirates was gifted with his own kit by the club.

"Got a special delivery from Orlando Pirates #OnceAlways #OrlandoPirates WE ARE READY!"
The dragging and Social Media banter began when fans and famous brands started to compare the Orlando Pirates kit to weird but strikingly similar orange objects, distinctive to South Africa. Like Chicken Licken and Fanta orange complimenting the distinct orange colourway, then Moja Chicken claiming that the came up with the colourway first.
"They can all claim it but fact is we are the only brand that inspired the new @orlandopirates jersey. Sukani eMabhozeni yithi abo Gabadiya #Somizi #orlandopirates #NengiTheBrand #Mdluli #MojaChickenTurns1 #mohale

Tweeps really went in on the dragging...

"I always wondered why they called Thembinkosi Lorch Shake my soul"

"Yes. you must sponsor us supporters with Hotwings for whole season"

"Kodwa that orange colour Bra Zakes wasn't necessary
#OnceAlways #orlandopirates"

"Y'all only made 20 Jerseys so they can be sold out for you to make it seem like it's on high demand. 
Great marketing strategy though"

However, Thandi Merafe, the Orlando Pirates Media Officer had this to say about the new and bold kit.

β€œThe striking design of our new kit shows that we’re constantly progressing and growing as a club, while retaining our distinctive visual identity and logo. The result is a kit that keeps the traditions that are woven into our heritage and DNA, while signaling a fresh era for South Africa’s most-loved team,”

What do you think of their new kit?

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