Accra Hearts of Oak have officially unveiled their new home and away kits from Umbro.
The unveiling ceremony held on Wednesday brought together the top hierarchy of the club including the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Frederick Moore, Head Coach, Kim Grant, National Chapters Committee chairman Mr. Elvis Herman-Hesse and his executives, owner and bankroller of Tema Youth Football Club Mr. Winfred Osei Kwaku Parma and others.
The home kit comes in a predominant red, with yellow and blue confetti-like horizontal pattern in front to be worn over mauve shorts with red stockings while the away kits comes in white with falling streamers of red, yellow , blue and mauve to be worn over white shorts and white stockings.
Mr. Moore thanked the supporters for their support for the club since the deal with the English sportswear and football equipment supplier was made public.
“There were thousands of people who doubted the coming in of the kits from Umbro because of the delay. We at Hearts of Oak believe that best things happen last, best things take time, we are the best and therefore we do not rush to crush.”
The three-year kit sponsorship deal would see Umbro supply the Rainbow outfit with the best-in-class authentic competition wear, training apparel, training equipment, footwear and luggage as well as providing an exclusive global technical partner of the club.
Public Relations Officer of the club, Mr. Kwame Larbi Opare Addo told the Times Sports that the club has taken delivery of all products from Umbro and would put it to good use.
He announced that 6,500 replica jerseys are on sale and urged the supporters to go out in their numbers to buy to help the club gain more from Umbro.
Mr. Wilfred Osei Parma paid for GH¢20,000 worth of the new replica jerseys for the fans while police officer, Alhaji Sherif, a staunch Phobian bought the first auctioned jersey for GH¢1,000.
The replicas have since gone on sale at GH¢150 for Phobian4life members and GH¢160 for ordinary supporters.
BY RAYMOND ACKUMEY