Manchester City Football Club kicked-off their week-long tour of Hong Kong in style by revealing the new 2013/14 away kit.
The new kit was revealed to eager fans by James Milner and Matija Nastasic at the Nike store in the heart of Hong Kong.
The first-ever Nike away shirt celebrates City’s long history by acknowledging the Club’s founding fathers Ardwick AFC and Gorton AFA, which later went on to become Manchester City in 1884.
In addition to the charcoal and black design, gold has been incorporated in to the City crest, Nike swoosh and Etihad Airlines logo.
Tom Glick, Chief Commercial & Operating Officer for Manchester City, said: “Manchester City’s deep roots in the local community remain at the heart of the club, as they did over 130 years ago with our founding fathers.
“This is something we are extremely proud of and so it was crucial that the new kit paid tribute to our proud history whilst at the same time looking to the future with our new Nike partnership.
“Hong Kong is an amazing City and the reception from local fans has been incredible.The Club was fortunate to visit Beijing during last season’s summer tour where we witnessed the passion our Chinese fans have for the game, first hand.
“With the recent launch of our traditional and Cantonese language websites, our Chinese fans will now be able to interact and get closer than ever before to the club they love.”
City are currently in Hong Kong taking part in the Barclays Asia Trophy, alongside Tottenham, Sunderland and South China FC.
While on tour City will also be working with SOS Children’s Villages to launch their Hong Kong operation. A world-renowned charity organisation, SOS Children’s Villages is active in 133 countries and territories supporting disadvantaged families at risk of separation.