Vincent Pule

Pirates’ Vincent Pule shows off one of the new shirts. Image via Instagram @pule.45

Be a Bucca-nista: Orlando Pirates drop hot new streetwear merch

The trendy new range from Orlando Pirates has something for everyone in the family – even cute baby rompers for the littlest fans.

Vincent Pule

Pirates’ Vincent Pule shows off one of the new shirts. Image via Instagram @pule.45

Orlando Pirates have some of South Africa’s most talented and skilled players in their squad — and they also have some of the most stylish players.

Now, fans can tap into some of that style with the club’s new streetwear range for the whole family — but be warned it doesn’t come cheap.

Orlando Piratesโ€™ new streetwear range

Following in the footsteps of other international football clubs like Juventusโ€™s deal with Gucci and Paris Saint-Germain’s X Jordan range, Orlando Pirates have now also launched a streetwear range.

The range, which was unveiled on 6 February, includes cool unisex T-shirts and hoodies, jersey dresses for women and cute baby rompers.

The Soweto Giants took to social media to share the news with their adoring fans.

Watch a video of the new range here:

Mixed reaction from Orlando Pirates fans

News of the new venture by the Buccaneers was met with mixed reactions from fans. This is not least due to the team’s inconsistent form and calls to sack their coach, Josef Zinnbauer.

One fan said he would not buy any of the streetwear items until the coach was gone while others said Orlando Pirates are focussing more on modelling than playing โ€œproperโ€ football.

Several fans also thought the merchandise was too pricey, with hoodies selling for up to R799 and T-shirts for R299.

Many lusted after the new gear.

Orlando Pirates step up their game

Just a few hours after the announcement, the Sea Robbers secured a 1-0 win against uThongathi FC that saw them advance to the next stage of the Nedbank Cup.

This was followed by an impressive game on Tuesday night that saw their striker, Deon Hotto, become the title holder for scoring the fastest goal in the DStv Premiership.

He scored the goal in 47 seconds and Bucs went on to win that match against Cape Town City 2-0, with Vincent Pule scoring the second goal of that match. This game also stretched their unbeaten at home record. It has been more than two years since Orlando Pirates last lost a game on their own turf.

The new merchandise is available from the Pirates online shop.


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