New Balance Football has revealed new limited edition all-black colourways of the Furon v5 and Tekela v2.The Infinite Dark Pack takes inspiration from the galaxy’s black holes – where gravitational pull is so great that light cannot escape. Black holes relentlessly dominate everything around them, just like visionary Tekela and lightning Furon players.The Tekela v2 is engineered for visionary playmaking and decisive agility, with a single piece throat and collar and fully bonded no-sew seam technology for superior midfoot lock-in and ultimate feel on the ball.Refined and reprogrammed K-Stitch dynamic embroidered bands for definitive forefoot lockdown and aggressive cutting stability.The Furon v5, meanwhile, is built to compliment the more dynamic attacker with effortless speed and explosive acceleration.The redesigned Fantom Fit full-foot skeleton for targeted lockdown and unrivalled acceleration. Improved lightweight sole unit with a recut mid-chassis for ultimate high-speed confidence.The limited edition boots are available worldwide from selected retailers and online at www.newbalance.com/football
More details have emerged about last week’s kidnapping and killing of a Canadian mining company executive in Burkina Faso.An official with the West African country’s Ministry of Security says the gunmen who kidnapped Kirk Woodman of Halifax, Nova Scotia appears to have stolen items like cell phones, computers and money. The theft implies the kidnapping may have been carried out by armed bandits, not terrorists.As there are no witnesses and currently no one claiming responsibility, it remains unclear what took place in the hours before Woodman’s body was found riddled with bullets.Woodman worked for Progress Minerals Inc., a Vancouver-based company. He was found dead last Wednesday in Oudalan province, in the northern Sahel region. He was kidnapped the night before by armed gunmen from a mining camp in Tiabongou.The investigation into his death is ongoing.A second Canadian from Quebec, Edith Blais, is still missing in Burkina Faso.