Fan jersey for all sports launched to unite SA

Proteas batsman Themba Bavuma; injured Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune; and Springbok prop Trevor Nyakane help launch the new fan jersey for all sporting codes. Photo: Supplied

Proteas batsman Themba Bavuma; injured Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune; and Springbok prop Trevor Nyakane help launch the new fan jersey for all sporting codes. Photo: Supplied

A jersey for all sporting codes in the country has been launched by Castle Lager in an effort to unify the nation.

Castle Lager has officially launched an iconic multisport-supporters jersey for all sports-loving enthusiasts.

The uniquely threaded supporter gear, which is made up of prudently selected jersey strips from six unifying sporting moments in South Africa, was revealed at Nelson Mandela Square ahead of Bafana Bafana’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Libya, reports Alex News.

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The selected iconic moments woven into the jersey are the 1995 Rugby World Cup, 1996 Afcon, 1998 International Cricket Cup Champions Trophy, 2007 Rugby World Cup, 438 ODI, and the 2010 Fifa World Cup.

The live football screening, which was attended by representatives of all three national sporting teams, is the first step being taken in ensuring that fans are roped into the pride of a nation.

Speaking ahead of the jersey reveal and live match viewing, Castle Lager brand director Vaughan Croeser described this as a massive year for football, cricket, and rugby. “It is rare to have all three senior national teams potentially participate in major international tournaments in a single calendar year,” he said.

“There is absolutely nothing else that can bring people together like sports. We are thrilled about this big sporting year and its potential to bring South Africans closer together.”

In attendance were injured Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune, who was optimistic of Bafana’s chances, along with Springbok prop Trevor Nyakane, and Proteas batsman Themba Bavuma.

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