Maradona-inspired kit unveiled by Napoli in clash vs. Roma

Both Napoli and kit manufacturer Kappa conceived the idea of a Diego Maradona-inspired jersey last year with the 'albiceleste' shirt making its debut on Sunday.

Maradona-inspired kit unveiled by Napoli in clash vs. Roma
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Serie A side SSC Napoli paid a series of tributes to city hero Diego Armando Maradona who passed away last week with plans afoot to re-name the San Paolo home ground after the Argentine. 

Another element to the tribute from the Italian side as a new fourth kit inspired by Maradona and Argentina – a project which was conceived last year by Italian sportswear company Kappa and the club with the shirt making its debut last night in the Serie A win over AS Roma.

Italy Serie A - SSC Napoli vs AS Roma29 November 2020, Italy, Naples: Napoli and AS Roma players take part in a minute of applause for former Argentina player and manager Diego Maradona before the start of the Italian Serie A soccer match between SSC Napoli and AS Roma at the San Paolo stadium.

A Napoli statement read: "A year ago, together with Kappa, we thought of designing a special jersey that echoes Diego Maradona, his beloved Argentina and the close-knit bond with the people of Naples. "Our hope was that Diego would be able to see it, perhaps even wear it and share in our excitement about it.