Fans are going to have to be patient for a bit longer to see the new Everton home kit for the 2019-20 season.
Everton today announced that the kit will be worn by the players for the first time in the SportPesa Cup game in Nairobi, Kenya on 7th July when the Toffees take on Kariobangi Sharks.
The kit will be available for pre-order in the week leading up to that game, and we can assume we’ll get some leaks as well during that time.
Here’s the club’s official statement -
Everton’s home kit for the 2019-20 season will be worn for the first time when the Blues face Kariobangi Sharks in Nairobi, Kenya on Sunday 7 July.
The new kit will be revealed on evertonfc.com in the week leading up to that opening pre-season fixture - and made available for pre-order as soon as it is revealed. Supporters will be able to pre-order by calling into the Everton One or Everton Two stores, or by visiting evertondirect.com.
The kit, manufactured by Umbro following confirmation in March of a new multi-year technical partnership, will be available both online and in-store from mid-July.
Marco Silva’s side will don the kit in their opening pre-season fixture of the summer against Kariobangi Sharks as part of the ground-breaking trip to Kenya for the SportPesa Trophy.
Information relating to the release of the Everton away and third kits for the 2019/20 season will be communicated later in the summer.
The club completely botched the release of the away and third kits last season with both widely available in Fanatics outlets abroad before release in England. The Blues have a distribution deal of their Umbro kits with Kitbag, who are owned by the American firm Fanatics.
The Toffees deal with Kitbag/Fanatics has been widely panned by fans worldwide in the past, but no changes have been made.