MANILA (8 June 2012) – With just months left to the much-anticipated AFF Suzuki Cup 2012, the Philippines have signed up with Puma as their new kit supplier. The team, which is also popularly known as the Azkals were with Mizuno previously.
Puma will also be the official provider for replica kits, fanwear, and other merchandise with Azkals members Ian Araneta, Misagh Bahadoran and Carli de Murga as lead ambassadors of the brand.
The deal is for three years.
“We’re looking at that when the team kit is ready, so that’s around August. But we’re doing a fashion show in Greenbelt (Makati) to present the official team kit (for home and away games) and some lifestyle products that will be endorsed by our ambassadors,” said Maria Theresa Ronquillo-Santos, Puma Philippines’ assistant vice president for sales and marketing.
“The Azkals have been a legend in Philippine football. They’ve done so many changes in the way people perceive the sport. And now people look at it as fun and exciting unlike before when we cannot even fill up a stadium.”
The AFF Suzuki Cup 2012 will begin on 24 November.