MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Azkals have inked a deal with shoe and clothing manufacturer Puma to be the provider of their kits for the upcoming AFF Suzuki Cup in November.
According to ASEAN Football, Puma has tapped Azkals members Ian Araneta, Misagh Bahadoran and Carli de Murga as its lead ambassadors.
The sports apparel firm will also be the official provider for replica kits, fan wear, and other merchandise.
The Azkals were previously with Mizuno.
“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 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup 2012 will kick off on November 24.