Malaysian champion Johor Darul Ta’zim FC (JDT) has revealed its home and away kits for the 2021 season.

Supplied by American sporting giants Nike again, JDT’s match kits are inspired by diamonds which imprint emblazons on the kits.

Image courtesy of JDT

The kits were virtually unveiled via a James Bond-inspired video, with an original song specially composed for the launch on Johor Southern Tigers’ official website and social media.

The home shirt is predominantly in blue with a red round collar and sidelines, complemented with red shorts and blue socks while the away kit consists of a white top and shorts with red socks.

Unlike in previous seasons, the jerseys were inspired by Johor’s state flag.

For the first time, the new kits will sport the UNICEF logo, JDT’s latest partner, making the Southern Tigers stand tall alongside renowned clubs such as FC Barcelona and Manchester United.

It was also the first for Malaysian football where Nike and JDT organised an exclusive Zoom webinar to launch the kits, registering about 2,500 viewers.

The webinar was hosted by sportscaster Reem Shahwa with participation by Nike-sponsored JDT players Farizal Marlias, Akhyar Rashid, Safawi Rasid, Matthew Davies and La’Vere Corbin-Ong.

Image courtesy of JDT

Malaysia’s own rapper songwriter Joe Flizzow, who composed the song, also took part in the webinar launch.

In appreciation of its loyal supporters over the years, club owner, Johor crown prince HRH Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim is pleased to subsidise some of the cost of the club’s away shirt, allowing them to purchase the kits at a reduced price.

The kits will be available on JDT’s official store and on the Nike website on 25 February starting at 11am.

THE BRUNEIAN | KUALA LUMPUR 

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