Kaizer Chiefs express surprise over Barcelona’s strikingly similar new jersey

“But that said it’s a beautiful jersey and I hope that the gold and black does for Barcelona what it’s done for us.

“We have a wonderful partnership with Nike, but in this instance we’re slightly disappointed that we missed the opportunity to really take it further with our supporters for our 50th at the level that we anticipated, and also to leverage revenue.”

Motaung said supporters can look forward to more 50th anniversary merchandise, and also Amakhosi’s jersey for the 2020-21 season, being released soon.

Nike SA communications manager Fareed Mohammed was reached for comment on the matter on Friday, but said he could not produce a response by close of business that afternoon.