Kerala Blasters FC announced the launch of their first kit for the upcoming season of Indian Super League 2021-22 on Tuesday. The kit is devoted to the 1973 Kerala Santosh Trophy squad who brought the first-ever Santosh Trophy championship to the soil of Kerala. To celebrate the 1973 triumph and to honour those veterans, 1973 will be written on the nape of all jerseys. This kit will be donned by all Kerala Blasters FC players for the home matches in the coming ISL season.

Yellow remains emboldened in this first kit as well, as it represents the team’s strong passion for football and also symbolizes their pride to be one with Kerala in reinforcing the state’s legacy. Along with this unchanged yellow, the Komban is also maintained as it signifies the pride of KBFC. The blue colour on the sides of the jersey represents the tusk of the Komban, and the skin pattern is inspired by the shape of the Komban’s eyes. This skin pattern is made more angular for a global and minimal appeal.

The jersey of the franchise has been designed by Six5Six, the official kit partner of the Kerala Blasters FC.  

“'It's been an honour to be a part of this historic partnership and to honour heroes that have had an incredible impact on the game of football in Kerala. This jersey is an ode to all of that and more,” Ambar Aneja, CEO Six5Six said in a statement. 

Director Nikhil Bhardwaj of Kerala Blasters FC expressed joy at the launch of the new kit.

“This one is special for me because when we made a commitment to the development of football in the state of Kerala we knew that we had a rich legacy that we had to honour. This year when we wear the Yellow Armour we will take with us the spirit of the Class of 1973.”

The club will unveil the second and third kits prior to the commencement of Hero ISL 2021-22.

Kerala Blasters FC kickstart their Indian Super League 2021 campaign against ATK Mohun Bagan on November 19 at the Fatorda Stadium.

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