Sports Business/03/14/2016

Hummel: Hijab kit for Afghan women

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Sportswear manufacturer Hummel has taken a major step forward for women’s football and is the first company to produce a kit that includes an integrated hijab. 

Women’s Afghan national team plays in a hijab
Women’s Afghan national team plays in a hijab

This take on a headscarf ensures the players in the Afghan national team are completely covered from head to toe.

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“We do not support the biggest teams in the world, but rather teams and clubs that have a story to tell – just like Afghanistan,” explains Managing Director Christian Stadil.

“We are trying to meet the Afghan population where they are, and right now, women can play football both with and without a hijab.”

Hummel has also supplied the men’s Afghan national team with a new football kit. Logo Author: