Rabat - There is good news on the horizon, something that will likely soothe the “excruciating pain of waiting” that Adidas and Moroccan footballing authorities have inflicted on Moroccan fans: we now know the date of the official unveiling of Morocco’s World Cup kits. Or, we almost know the date.
Rabat – There is good news on the horizon, something that will likely soothe the “excruciating pain of waiting” that Adidas and Moroccan footballing authorities have inflicted on Moroccan fans: we now know the date of the official unveiling of Morocco’s World Cup kits. Or, we almost know the date.
While many—if not all—of the qualified teams for the Russia 2018 World Cup have already unveiled their kits the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) and Adidas, in contrast, have still not launched those of the Atlas Lions, provoking outcry and anxiety among the North African squad’s fans.
The German company has allegedly promised that the national squad’s Russia 2018 kits will “be available in May,” which still leaves two weeks—or more—before this desperate and anxious suspense reaches its final phase, according to Moroccan news outlet Le 360.
The German company told the Moroccan newspaper that FRMF contacted them later than their other partners, thus explaining why there has been such a protracted delay in the production and official presentation of Mehdi Benatia and co’s jerseys. “Our engagement with Morocco’s Royal federation came later than the ones with our other partner federations, which caused the delay in the conception and production process,” Adidas said.
The reason that Adidas is now giving contradicts an earlier statement in which the German giant expressed its “concerns over forgery” as the primary reason for the delay. In the statement, the company said that it was “waiting for the appropriate moment” to officially disclose Hervé Renard’s boys’ Russia 2018 equipment.
So, now that Adidas and FRMF have decided that May is the “appropriate time,” the Atlas Lions fans will hope that they mean early May, and not later.
The Moroccan national team is scheduled to play three friendly games against Ukraine, Estonia, and Slovakia ahead of the official start of the World Cup on June 14.