The new Orlando Pirates FC home and away jerseys for the 2016/17 season, available from adidas, have gone back to the club’s traditional colourways.

While the home jersey retains its traditional black colourway, the three stripes (typically in white) are now in light grey. The jersey also features a Mandarin collar, instead of a v-neck as before.

The away jersey, however, sees a dramatic colour change: now it’s available in its more traditional white instead of the red used in previous seasons, as requested by supporters, and has black stripes across the shoulders. This jersey sports a v-neck, instead of the home jersey’s Mandarin collar style.


While the aesthetics of the new kit is steeped in tradition, the technology is of today. ClimaCool technology provides a mixture of heat and moisture controlling materials, ventilation channels and 3D fabrics to improve air flow to the skin in key heat zones. This keeps the body comfortable, no matter if  warm or cold.

“Orlando Pirates is a club steeped in great history, and as we approach our 80th Anniversary, we felt that it was important to honour certain elements of that history in the executions of our new jerseys,” says Tokoloho Moeketsi, Orlando Pirates Brand Activation Manager.

The home jersey will be worn for the first time on the 24th of August against Golden Arrows at Orlando Stadium.