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Saudi champions Al Hilal release new home kit for 2017-18 season

Nike’s new design launched in time for Jameel League’s kick-off on August 10.

Al Hilal FC have released their new home kit for the 2017-18 which is set to be worn for the first time in competitive matches against Al Fayha on the opening day of Saudi’s Jameel League.

The meeting will take place on August 10 at King Fahad Stadium in Riyadh.

The new kit has been designed for A Hilal with Nike Dri-Fit technology, specifically with the region’s punishing summer conditions and humidity in mind. It features the club’s crest and a commemorative badge honouring last season’s title win, as well as the Nike logo.

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Mohammed Al Breik

The shirt gives a nod towards Al Hilal’s 1995-96 Saudi title-winning outfit, with the club’s traditional blue contrasted by white sleeves and shoulders. The shorts come in white with a blue stripe and feature the club crest on the right side and the player’s number and the Nike swoosh on the left, while the socks come in matching blue.

“My best wishes for both Al-Hilal and Nike in achieving success together through our continued partnership,” said Al-Hilal FC chairman, HRH Prince Nawaf Bin Saad Al Saud, as the club aims to conquer the continent for the first time in 17 years.

Al Hilal face Al Ain of the UAE in the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League , with the first leg taking place on August 21 at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in the Garden City, and the second on September 11 in Riyadh.

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The club has previously won the pre-cursor to AFC Champions League, The Asian Club Championship, in 1991 and 2000, but will be hoping to make for the 2014 loss in the final to Western Sydney Wanderers. Al Hilal have also claimed the Asian Cup Winner Cup in 1997 and 2002 as well as the Asian Super Cup in 1997 and 200, giving them a record haul of AFC titles.

With a record 14 league title and 13 Crown Prince Cups, Al Hilal will also be looking to continue their domestic dominance, starting on August 10.

Salman Al Faraj

“The new Al-Hilal Kit gives me a strong feeling of pride and optimism,” said Al Hilal midfielder and Saudi international, Salman Al Faraj. “Trying it for the first time, made the whole team feel lighter, faster and more confident. I can’t wait to start playing and winning matches with it, together with the whole team.”

 

 

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