03/15/2012 4:21 AM
- 14 March 2012 was the date, Wednesday night was the day, KAPPA Official Launch was the event and Taboo (Sandton) was the venue.
hosted their official launch in South Africa in Sandton City
. They are sponsors of Black Leopards Football Club
and they were celebrating their awaited return to the local shores.
was present to witness the occasion and we bring you an exclusive one on one interview with KAPPA South Africa.
Blackleopardsfc.com: Splendid evening Gentlemen.
You are mostly welcomed and it is a pleasure.
BLFC: Tell us, what is the motivation behind KAPPA bringing the brand to SA?
We were looking for a sport brand to collaborate with. In addition to that we are partners with a company that provides casual wear bands and essentially owns KAPPA. They offered the brand to us and that was the beginning of a beautiful relationship. Mind you that KAPPA sponsors big sporting names in the World of football and that gave us the chance to enter the South African market.
BLFC: Why sponsor Black Leopards?
: We like the fact that the team are the ‘under-dogs’ in the PSL and merely because teams that are situated at the bottom of the League have potential and aspirations, Leopards fits within that category perfectly.
BLFC: How significant is the Kit?
: Well Leopards are the only team that plays with an Italian Brand Kit made in Italy with all technical features dry fit materials which are made especially for football enhancement. Hence the kit is the same kit used by English Fulham, Portsmouth, Italian Roma, Sampdoria and Brescia,Dutch Feyenoord, German Werder Bremen,Spanish Real Betis, Swedish Hammarby and Danish FC Copenhagen.
BLFC: Are we to see any links between the international teams and Black Leopards in courtesy of KAPPA?
We would actually like that for future investments and relationship integration, it is a goal worth looking at.
BLFC: A massage to the fans?
: Buy KAPPA in your masses as it is World class branding and definitely we shall keep investing in the team, but make sure you support KAPPA all the way, Lidoda Duvha!
BLFC: Speaking of the team, what do you think of their performance?
Well in the past four games they have managed to win 3 times, never mind it is in different competitions. The important bit is that the team is winning once again and it is crucial that they start collecting points from now on.
BLFC: Finally, sales of the kit?
The sales are going extremely well and we would like to send a special thank you to the people of Limpopo for supporting us. We appreciate the love.