New Haitian National Team Kits Launched Ahead of Women’s World Cup

Ahead of their first-ever trip to a Women’s World Cup this summer, Haiti has rolled out new kits for both its men’s and women’s national teams.

The Fédération Haïtienne de Football (FHF) and manufacturer Saeta, a sportswear company based in Colombia, launched the new kits on Friday, May 12. They include a blue home kit, a white away kit and a red third kit.

All three kits feature a tonal design inspired by Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral in Les Cayes, Haiti. It consists of stylized fleurs-de-lis, small dots and the word “HAITI” spelled out in a diamond shape.

Left: Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral in Les Cayes, Haiti. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Right: A closeup of the tonal pattern on Haiti’s new national team home kit. (Courtesy Saeta)

The blue home kit has red inserts at the front of the V-neck collar and red trim around the sleeves. A stripe down each shoulder fades from blue at the collar to red at the sleeve cuffs, with a small Haitian flag inside near the cuff.

Courtesy Saeta

The white away kit has a blue insert on the right side of the collar and a red insert on the left side to mimic the half-and-half motif of the Haitian flag. It has both red and blue piping around the sleeves, and the shoulder gradient goes from white at the collar to blue at the cuff.

Courtesy Saeta

The red third kit has blue collar inserts and sleeve piping. The shoulder stripe on this kit is solid red.

Courtesy Saeta

Each one of the kits has the slogan “L’UNION FAIT LA FORCE” (“Unity is Strength”) printed inside the collar. That slogan also appears on the back collar under an outline of a map of Haiti that is half blue and half red, like the flag.

Courtesy Saeta

The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup is the first that Haiti has qualified for. The country has only ever qualified for one men’s World Cup, the 1974 tournament held in West Germany.

Haiti is in Group D at the Women’s World Cup along with England, Denmark and China. Their first match is against England on July 22 at Lang Park in Brisbane, Australia.