SOUTH AFRICAN CAPTAIN STEVEN PIENAAR SIGNS WITH PUMA
Johannesburg, South Africa (20- July 2011) – PUMA announced today it has entered into a long term endorsement agreement with Steven Pienaar, effective immediately. Having launched a technical partnership with the South African Football Association last month in Johannesburg, the global sportlifestyle brand is delighted to add the South African captain to its list of player assets, alongside other prominent African footballers including Samuel Eto’o of Cameroon, Emmanuel Eboue of the Ivory Coast and John Mensah of Ghana.
Steven will wear the new and revolutionary PUMA v1.11 football boot, the latest and lightest football boot PUMA has ever developed. Having tested the boot, Pienaar was very happy with the flexibility and comfort of the boot that has been designed to enable players to maximise speed on the pitch, and will wear this and following innovations of the speed boot through the next FIFA World Cup and African Cup of Nations tournaments in 2012, 2013 and 2015.
Steven Pienaar said “I am very happy to have signed this deal with PUMA. Having been involved in the South Africa National team kit launch last month I was seriously impressed with PUMA’s commitment to Africa, they have such a strong heritage in African football and their support for this continent is unquestionable. Knowing all this, and having tested the v1.11 which is a fantastic boot, it was an easy decision to sign with PUMA and I am pleased to have done so”.
South Africa recently became the thirteenth African international team to be currently outfitted by PUMA, the German company is also supplying the Orange African Cup of Nations champions Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Algeria, Senegal, Morocco, Togo, Burkina Faso, Equatorial Guinea, Malawi and Namibia.