combination of photos show China national soccer team's new home kit Authentic Mike Hoffman Jersey , left, and away kit, right, supplied by Nike. CCTV 5 posted the photos on Sina Weibo. [Photoweibo]
US sports gear giant Nike was caught off guard as the new sponsor of China's national soccer team and had to improvise kits and other equipment less than a week before the highly-anticipated Asian Cup campaign.
Nike struck a deal worth $16 million (100 million yuan) a year to be the team's gear supplier until 2026 after China Football Association ended its more than 30-year-old partnership with Adidas, Nike's biggest global competitor Authentic Jean-Gabriel Pageau Jersey , at the end of 2014.
Nike was allowed to provide the new home shirts China will wear at the 2015 Asian Cup, featuring the traditional red color and white polo collar, while the away shirts will see a striking red vertical stripe running down and a red armband, according to Tencent Sports.
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