Footballers love their clothes and are usually dressed to the nines in expensive clobber but they are also increasingly launching their own clothing labels, bringing out their own lines and brands which are being regularly worn by people on the streets.
Mamelodi Sundowns midfield duo Oupa Manyisa and Anthony Laffor have become part of a growing trend of footballers in South Africa inclusive of Lehlohonolo Majoro and Morgan Gould to venture into the world of fashion giving credence to the notion that football and fashion go hand in hand.
Fashion labels by footballers are becoming more and more common these days as football stars realise they are brands hence are starting their own clothing businesses maximising on their value.
Ironically, both Manyisa and Laffor are nursing big injuries and whilst still on the sidelines, the pair manged to use that precious time away from the euphoric stadia crowd and on-field pressure to launch their own clothing lines.
Again, both Manyisa and Laffor’s labels are captioned in their name and surname intials as OM and AL28 respectively.
Manyisa’s line includes t-shirts and tracksuit bottoms as reflected on his Instagram page whilst Laffor’s label includes sweaters and t-shirts which is more inclined towards streetwear.
By Gerald Dandah