Zvishavane, Zimbabwe, 17 June 2021:

Umbro South Africa is pleased to announce a long-term partnership agreement with reigning Zimbabwe Premier League champions, Football Club Platinum, providing match and training kit, off-field apparel and fan gear as the club’s official technical partner.

Established in 1995, F.C. Platinum have become one of Zimbabwe football’s most successful teams with three consecutive Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League (ZPSL) championship titles, four CAF Champions League qualifications and two appearances in the CAF Confederation Cup.

“Partnerships with clubs such as F.C. Platinum speak to our commitment to the growth and development of Zimbabwean football”, says Umbro South Africa’s, Kirby Stein.

“We are delighted to welcome them to the Umbro brand stable and look forward to a meaningful and dynamic partnership over the years to come.”

Commenting on the partnership, President of FC Platinum, Dr. Fabian Mashingaidze of F.C. Platinum said: “We are delighted to partner with Umbro as this partnership speaks to our vision of becoming a leading brand in Africa."

"As the famous Chinese proverb says ‘a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step’; and a partnership of this magnitude is indeed that step that aligns us with our African aspiration.”

F.C. Platinum are the third major partner for the global sportswear brand in the region, joining fellow ZPSL side, Ngezi Platinum F.C. and the Zimbabwe national team in wearing the double diamond.