The Côte d’Ivoire Football Federation and Puma announced they have extended their apparel contract for an additional 4-years.  The new contract begins in January and will see Puma provide the player kits, training apparel, and equipment for the national teams.

“Puma has a special relationship with African football, and we are very happy to renew our contract with the Côte d’Ivoire Football Federation,” said Christian Voigt, Puma’s senior head of global sports marketing.  “This partnership is an important one for Puma, as we continue to strengthen our position in sport. We look forward to continuing this blossoming partnership in the years ahead.”

The Elephants first partnered with Puma in 2005.  The German brand made a move to sign African sides ahead of the 2006 World Cup in Germany.  The Côte d’Ivoire Football, known by many as the Ivory Coast, have been one of the strongest sides on and off the field for Puma.  They have qualified for the last 3 World Cups and include well-known players like Didier Drogba, Yaya and Kolo Toure, Gervinho, and many other instantly recognizable players.

Official gear of Côte d’Ivoire is available at World Soccer Shop and other soccer retailers.