Nestory Irankunda one of FOUR A-League All Stars named as iconic Kappa playing kit unveiled

The Australian Professional Leagues (APL) has officially launched the playing kit for the 2024 A-League All Stars, manufactured by iconic international sports brand Kappa, as well as the first players of the 2024 A-League All Stars Men and Women squads as voted by fans.

It’s just over a month until the historic A-League All Stars double-header at Marvel Stadium that will see the best of the Isuzu UTE A-League Men take on English Premier League side Newcastle United, before the best of the Liberty A-League Women face Arsenal FC Women and Matildas stars Caitlin Foord, Steph Catley and Kyra Cooney-Cross.

For the A-League All Stars Men, the electrifying pair of Nestory Irankunda and Daniel Penha have been named as the first two squad members as voted by fans.

Irankunda, who will become a two-time A-League All Star, has lit up the Isuzu UTE A-League Men’s with Adelaide United and will play his final match in Australia as part of the A-League All Stars Men squad before his historic move to European giants Bayern Munich.

Western United star Daniel Penha is also set to pull on an A-League All Stars kit for a second time after featuring against FC Barcelona in 2022. The Brazilian’s selection marks a standout season in his return to the Isuzu UTE A-League Men.

The A-League All Stars Women has sent out a statement of intent to Arsenal FC Women with the announcement of Melbourne Victory’s Alex Chidiac and Melbourne City’s Hannah Wilkinson as two founding players of the first-ever All Stars Women squad.

Chidiac, who was a member of the CommBank Matildas’ 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup squad, is set to be at her mesmerising best off the back of a season that saw her help Melbourne Victory reach another Liberty A-League Women’s Finals Series.

For Wilkinson, selection in the A-League All Stars Women caps an incredible 12 months headlined by scoring the first goal of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup on home soil in New Zealand and notching nine goals for Liberty A-League Women Premiers Melbourne City.

The A-Leagues All Star double-header will be played at Marvel Stadium on Friday 24 May as part of Global Football Week Melbourne which kicks off with an all English Premier Premier clash on Wednesday 22 May at MCG between Tottenham Hotspur FC vs Newcastle United FC.

The 2024 A-League All Stars teams are proudly supported by Isuzu UTE Australia and Liberty Financial who elevate their support across the A-Leagues as the Principal Partner of the Men’s and Women’s All Stars teams. Also extending their support are existing A-League Partners McDonalds Australia and IHG Hotels & Resorts who are Major Partners of both All Stars teams.

The A-Leagues is also proud to announce a new partner in Boost Mobile. Boost join as a Major Partner of both A-League All Stars teams – their first venture into football.

With Adelaide United’s Nestory Irankunda announced today, he becomes the first of four Boost Rising Stars selected in the A-League All Stars Men squad.

Legendary Italian football apparel brand Kappa is partnering with the A-Leagues All Stars to be the official Technical Apparel partner.

Commenting on the 2024 All Stars kit, Kappa Australia Director, Ze’ev Bogaty said: ”We’re excited to be the Technical Apparel Partner of A-Leagues All Stars Men’s and Women’s teams. Kappa’s partnership with the A-Leagues reinforces our enduring support for football in Australia and around the world.

“Our unique brand heritage and expertise in delivering exceptional quality apparel, combined with a deep knowledge and passion for football, makes Kappa the perfect partner to bring these two iconic teams together in a spectacular celebration of the beautiful game.”

The full A-League All Stars Women and Men playing squads, and the coaching staff, will be announced in the coming weeks.

The A-League All Stars Women team is set to assemble in Melbourne on Saturday 18 May with the A-League All Stars Men team assembling on Tuesday 21 May ahead of the historic double-header.

Tickets for the A-League All Stars Men open training session on 21 May at AAMI Park and the A-League All Stars Women open training session on 23 May at AAMI Park are available now for $10 via ticketek.com.au

Get your tickets to the A-Leagues All Stars double-header on May 24 via Ticketek.

The Kappa A-Leagues All Stars Men’s and Women’s outfield and goalkeeper jerseys will be available in select Rebel stores and Ultra Football from mid-May, and at the All Stars double-header at Marvel Stadium on Friday 24 May.