Naak Musiq & Zakes Bantwini are creating a new brand

Naak Musiq & Zakes Bantwini are creating a new brand

Orlando Pirates, one among the most important and oldest clubs within the country was founded in 1937, in Orlando Soweto.

Naak Musiq & Zakes Bantwini are creating a new brand

The top-tier club is predicated within the Houghton suburb of the town of Johannesburg and plays within the South African Premier Soccer League.

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

The Buccaneers, Tweeted that “ORANGE is that 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 may be 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 alongside pictures of himself celebrating the arrival of his Orlando Pirates kit.

“Danko @orlandopirates #OnceAlways #ReadyForSport #orlandopirates”

Meanwhile, Zakes Bantwini also shared his excitement of the arrival of his prized Buccaneer kit too, with the caption.

“Once Always @orlandopirates #newjersey #newseason #pslseason #happypeople #orlandopirates”

The seasoned sports announcer, 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 together with his own kit by the club.

“Got a mail from Orlando Pirates #OnceAlways #OrlandoPirates WE ARE READY!”

The dragging and Social Media banter began when fans and famous brands began 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 the fact is we are the sole brand that inspired the new @orlandopirates jersey. Sukhani eMabhozeni within 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 want to sponsor us, supporters, with Hotwings for the whole season”

“Kodwa that orange colour Bra Zakes wasn’t necessary #OnceAlways #orlandopirates”

“Y’all only made 20 Jerseys in order that they are often sold out for you to form it appear to be it’s on high demand.
Great marketing strategy though”

However, Thandi Merafe, the Orlando Pirates Media Officer had this to mention about the new and bold kit.
Naak Musiq & Zakes Bantwini are creating a new brand
“The 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’s a kit that keeps the traditions that are woven into our heritage and DNA while signalling a fresh era for South Africa’s most-loved team,”

What does one consider their new kit?