PUMA News Archive

May 2010

  • The Black Stars Show Us How to Sing

    The Black Stars Show Us How to Sing

    May 26, 2010

    The last two days have been a bit cold, but they say that the weather in South Africa is going to be quite similar to this. After all, it's winter there and by cold we're still talking about 20-ish degrees Celsius.

    Sulley Muntari arrived worthy of a newly crowned Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League Champion in his dark sports car at the training ground.

  • Bolt Will Race His First 300 Meter Tomorrow - Wish Him Luck Here!

    Bolt Will Race His First 300 Meter Tomorrow - Wish Him Luck Here!

    May 26, 2010
    Tomorrow, Usain Bolt will race the 300 meter for the first time in his career at the 49th Ostrava Golden Spike Meeting. The world?s best time for this distance is currently 30.85, ran by Michael Johnson in 2000?
  • Les Éléphants: Congrats, Autographs, Jokesters and More Cowbells

    Les Éléphants: Congrats, Autographs, Jokesters and More Cowbells

    May 25, 2010

    During lunch with Les Éléphants the whole team celebrated Seydou Doumbia who won Player Of The Year Award in the Swiss Championship and the applause might still echo across the Alps.

    A nice little rest and delicious lunch later the team gathered in the lobby to take the bus to training. And that's where this curious little man showed up. His name is Stefan Von Gunther, a 43-year old German and he's an autograph collector with over 16,000 signatures under his belt.

  • Black Stars Amp it Up

    Black Stars Amp it Up

    May 25, 2010

    Morning training in the blistering sun and despite the early hour, PUMAFootball only spotted smiles. However, smiles that are more and more alert.

  • Les Lions Indomptables Are In Good, Very Good Hands

    Les Lions Indomptables Are In Good, Very Good Hands

    May 25, 2010

    Today the always-confident Alex Song greeted us with warm air-hugs for the morning training.

    Then the coaches and their teams took over. Training is serious and it was quite moving to see the relationship between the coaches, physical therapist, support staff and players. It was very evident that everyone is in it with everything they have. On the sidelines, the medics stood in a line, closely studying every movement, every play - paying attention to the actions and reactions, observing each move and drill. Tecky Daniel, Cameroon's physical therapist tells us how their main task isn't taking care of injuries, it's preventing them and ensuring the players are in perfect physical condition.

  • Les Éléphants Of Music

    Les Éléphants Of Music

    May 25, 2010

    Traveling with the Ivory Coast team is a surreal experience as it's almost as though a magical atmosphere surrounds them.

  • Les Lions Indomptables Play Their First Game

    Les Lions Indomptables Play Their First Game

    May 25, 2010

    The small stadium was filled of Austrians drinking beer and singing songs and enjoying a good day outside.

    Some had even dressed up in their most beautiful National costumes that all together helped create a great atmosphere for the game.

  • To Paris with Football

    May 24, 2010

    Oui! PUMAFootball have arrived in Paris. With this as a first huge French greeting, we're beyond psyched as we await the mighty Black Stars of Ghana to arrive for their last training camp before they head off to South Africa.

  • Black Stars are Quite Cool

    Black Stars are Quite Cool

    May 24, 2010

    The mighty Black Stars have arrived. Cruising in with their bus surrounded by big, big dudes in black suits we observed from the comfort of a safe distance.