New Bafana Bafana uniforms revealed in London
November 7, 2011
The new team uniforms for Bafana Bafana, the national football team of South Africa, were recently unveiled at the opening of Interpretations of Africa: Football, Art and Design - a month-long exhibition at the Design Museum in London. The exhibit not only focuses on the new national football kits that were designed for Cameroon, Ghana Algeria Senegal, the Ivory Coast and more, but also shows the process of how the designs were created using the cultural and historical heritage of Africa, according to Dexigner.com
South African people who are living and working in London can check out the exhibition and then make calls to Cameroon to tell their friends about how the new kits look up close. The Bafana uniforms were designed by Hasan and Husain Essop - artists and brothers from South Africa. They based their designs on the country's nickname, the 'Rainbow Nation," which was coined by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, according to The Right Winger.
"Our design was influenced by South Africa's diversity of cultures and how we have grown as a nation," the Essop brothers told the news source. "The kit represents the unity within our country and at the same time reflects our strong African identity."
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