Portsmouth announced Today they are to have a special one-off kit for the FA Cup semi final this weekend.
Kappa have been signed up for a five year deal, starting next season replacing the existing Canterbury manufacturers. Canterbury Europe went out of bussiness just after the 2009/10 season started but luckily they had made enough kits already for us to get through the season.
The kit for the semi is a very traditional affair. Plain blue shirts with big white ‘v’ neck and white sleeve cuffs. Accompanied with good old plain white shorts and red socks. David James has opted for another Pink kit.
Lucius Peart, Pompey’s head of operations said”We are delighted to be working with such an iconic sporting brand and we look forward to building a strong relationship with Kappa. We can’t wait to see the players take to the field at Wembley on Sunday wearing their new Kappa kit. It looks really strong and we have really tried to integrate all the historical aspects of the club’s kit by being very careful and particular with the choice of colours.”
It seems Kappa are also more than happy with the deal, their CEO Simon Bamber said, “We are delighted to be partnering with Pompey. Their long history and tradition – and above all their incredible support – makes us proud to be part of the club’s future”
A new range of kits will be ready for next season and I will endeavour to keep you informed.
The replica shirts had match embroidery added under the Kappa logo: