The three-year sponsorship was announced at SAFA House by the Association President, Dr Danny Jordaan and D’S Damat regional sales manager, Ferhat Saridogan.
The sponsorship entails dressing Bafana Bafana and Banyana Banyana players during all of their official games. The top clothing company which has over 285 stores all over the world, will also dress the entire SAFA Executive and SAFA staff and the value runs into millions of Rand.
D’S Damat is a Turkish brand and also sponsors the Turkey National Team and popular side, Fenerbahce.
Welcoming the new partners, SAFA’s Dr Jordaan said good dressing always builds self-esteem adding Argentina National Team was the best dressed side in the world but will now have to watch Bafana Bafana and Banyana Banyana.
“This is huge sponsorship and coming from a reputable and international brand, this partnership will go a long way in making sure our national teams are well dressed and looked after. Both our men and women teams will be dressed in wonderful suits,” said Dr Jordaan adding good dressing brings confidence.
D’S Damat’s Sarigodan said his company didn’t think twice about dressing South Africa’s two top teams because Bafana Bafana and Banyana Banyana were a big brand on the continent and globally.
He said he was looking forward to a strong relationship with SAFA and didn’t rule out spreading this partnership to other national teams including junior teams.