Rabat – It is official. Morocco will finally unveil the much-awaited kits of the Moroccan national football team for the 2018 World Cup in Russia next Thursday.
Moroccan TV channel Arryadia wrote on its Twitter that Morocco will present the Atlas Lions’ kits on Thursday, May 24.
On April 27, the German-based multinational company Adidas unveiled a set of jerseys for the Moroccan team, but the design angered Moroccan football fans. The jerseys were simple: mostly white with red and green accents, representing the Moroccan flag.
But fans were not having it, and Adidas’s design received a backlash on networking services.
— Arryadia TV officiel (@arryadiatv) May 19, 2018
Former Moroccan footballer Abdeslam Ouaddou also voiced his concern over the kits, asserting that they required further development. Slamming Adidas, Ouaddou said that the company should have devoted more time and energy to an appropriate design suitable to the Moroccan public.
To calm the storm, the Royal Football Federation (FRMF) spokesman told a Moroccan television channel earlier this month that a new design is being prepared and will be officially released between May 22-24.
The official kits are expected to be featured during a press conference held in Rabat in the presence of media and a group of Moroccan footballers.