PUMA into Africa

PUMA® and the Angolan Football Federation (Federação Angolana de Futebol) have announced a long-term agreement commencing January 2006, confirming PUMA as the official supplier to all five African national teams for the World Cup 06.

Under the agreement, PUMA is named the Official Supplier of all on-field, sideline, training and representation apparel as well as equipment to the associated Men’s ‘A’, ‘U21/Olympics’,Youth and Women’s national teams. The new agreement stretches beyond the FIFA 2010 World Cup‘ in South Africa.

Angola will be endorsing PUMA’s new v1.06 statement product concept to be introduced in January, coinciding with the start of the 2006 CAF African Cup of Nations‘ in Egypt.

Tournament debutants Angola successfully qualified for the 2006 FIFA World Cup‘ having overcome Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Gabon,Algeria and Rwanda in Group 4 of the CAF qualification group stages.Angola, nicknamed ‘Palancas Negras’ (Black Antelopes), recorded this historic milestone following a 1-0 away win in Rwanda on the last day of qualifying to oust Nigeria at the top of the table, thereby putting an end to 21 years of longing.