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Umbro ends kits deal with Hearts of Oak

The sportswear firm decided to end their marriage with the Phobians

Leading sports equipment manufacturer company Umbro has ended their partnership deal with Ghana Premier League powerhouse Accra Hearts of Oak after three years, deep throat sources available to getsportsgh.com confirmed.

This development comes after Umbro refused to extend their marriage with Hearts of Oak when their initial renewed partnership deal ended in 2023.

Accra Hearts of Oak in November 2018 entered a three-year deal with the sportswear firm after fruitful discussion. In September 2021, both parties however agreed to another contract renewal for two years.

“We are pleased to announce that our partnership with Accra Hearts of Oak has been extended for a further two seasons” David Ricketts, CEO at Umbro South Africa was quoted after announcing the deal.

Umbro thus became the official kit supplier of Hearts of Oak under the agreement providing the club with on-pitch wear and training kits and footwear.

The kits manufacturers also supplied the club’s technical and management teams with Hearts of Oak branded apparel with other clauses that came with benefits in vice versa.

However, after the expiration of the contract between the two parties’ management of Umbro decided not to renew the deal because the Accra-based club, according to officials of Umbro did not fulfils all the obligations in the contractual agreement.

A reason, the sports equipment manufacturer concluded following its displeasure with the Ghanaian club.

Umbro is an English sports equipment manufacturer founded in 1924 in Wilmslow, England, and based in Manchester, England. They specialise in football and rugby sportswear featuring their Double Diamond logo. Umbro products are marketed in over 100 countries.

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