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AS Monaco and Kappa have unveiled the club’s new home jersey for the 2019-20 season, marking the omini’s return to the famous diagonal design.
Two days after the official start of their new partnership, AS Monaco and Kappa presented the new ‘Kombat’ home jersey that Monegasques will wear for the next season, as well as the training and lifestyle collections now available for sale.
The jersey has been designed with Kombat™ technology to provide comfort and lightness for players, and features the mythical diagonal pattern on the front and back of the jersey. It is affixed to the lower 3/4 of the jersey in order to have a dominant red colour on the top where an all-over of diamonds reminiscent of the Principality’s coat of arms is merged.
Details include a revisited officer collar, the club’s coat of arms in 3D silicone on the heart side and the omini on the other side in gold. On the back, the claim “Daghe Munegu” is affixed in transfer in the pass. A white elastic insert is added at the bottom of the sleeves to complete the sleek and stylish shirt.
The outfit will be accompanied by white shorts and white and red stockings.
“We are very pleased to introduce the new home jersey, which marks Kappa’s return as an equipment supplier and major partner of the club for six seasons,” said Oleg Petrov, Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer AS Monaco. “Kappa is a historical brand, which has partnered with the greatest teams and is also very well established in the world of fashion and lifestyle. The ambition to be as competitive as possible and the desire to surpass oneself are values that we are delighted to share, nearly 20 years after a first happy adventure. Kappa represents a glorious page in the club’s history and we are convinced that these strong memories will help us to look to the future successfully.”
The first partnership between Kappa and AS Monaco was initiated in 1998 and ended in 2001. It was a historic and fruitful collaboration that saw AS Monaco, supported by Ludovic Giuly and Marco Simone, win its 7th French Championship title and the 2000 Champions Trophy, under the famous Omini diagonal jersey.
“The signing of the partnership with AS Monaco is in perfect harmony with our ambition and our project to make Kappa a major sports brand in Europe,” said Lorenzo Boglione, owner of Kappa. “We are delighted to come and write a new story here, in an ambitious club with a strong identity and a unique character of elegance and excellence. Our shared glorious past must be a strength for the future of our partnership and we are very excited to unveil our products to all the club’s players and supporters today.”
A second person has died from Covid-19 in Monaco. Meanwhile, the Principality’s Minister of State has fully recovered from the virus.
Now more than ever, health is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. On 7th April, we have an opportunity to thank the nurses and midwives of the Principality during World Health Day 2020.
Monaco’s support workers caring for the most vulnerable in the community are making heroic efforts to maintain vital ties to the elderly and disabled, whilst trying to remain safe themselves during the crisis.
Since confinement began on 18th March, the Monaco police force has made 11,000 traffic checks on drivers entering the Principality.
TMC, the Monegasque national broadcaster, has confirmed to ESCToday that Monaco will not participate at the forthcoming 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Ukraine.
Monaco will not return to the competition next year, joining Andorra, which has also opted to abstain from the contest for one more year.
Monaco debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1959 and won the contest once, in 1971 with Severine’s “Un banc, un arbre, une rue”. Even though the tiny Principality won the competition it didn’t host the event the following year.
Monaco competed in every single edition of the contest from 1959-1979, but withdrew from the competition in 1980 and didn’t return to the contest until 2004, when the semi-final system was introduced. The country competed in the event in 2005 and 2006, the last time it was on the Eurovision stage when Severine Ferrer brought us the sights and sounds from the Pacific with La coco dance. Monaco failed to qualify to the grand final on all three occasions and withdrew from the contest in 2007 and has not returned since.