This morning, it was reported that the Italian Serie A side, Kona, were planning to unveil their first real looking poke at the start of the season.
The team’s manager Roberto Di Matteo confirmed on Monday morning that they would begin the campaign on a three-week break, with their first game being on the 1 September against Parma.
“It’s important to start the season in the right way, in the way that allows us to focus on the games that are important,” he told reporters.
“We will then be able to prepare in a more normal way, with more confidence and to work better with our players.”
Poke fans were encouraged by the prospect of the team wearing their usual colours, with Di Mattei revealing that they have received permission to use their team colours on the team’s shirts.
“The colours of the Italian squad are Kona Blue, Killa and Kona,” he said.
“They will be used on the kit of the club.”
Kona are a young, under-23 side, having just finished their first season in Serie A with a 2-0 win over Napoli on Sunday.
Di Matteio, who took over from Andrea Ranocchia in the summer, has already secured a loan deal with Fiorentina, with the latter agreeing to pay a fee of €3.5m (£2.3m) for the goalkeeper.