With our head office based in Blairgowrie (just off Conrad Road) in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tifosi Sports is a specialised distributor and official agent of European brands such as COMPRESSPORT, Nalini, Tifosi Optics, MET Helmets and Running Shoes.
Initially named “Tifosi Cycling”, the business was started in South Africa in 2010 by a group of friends who were passionate cyclists and avid sports fans. Two of the founders were Christopher Froome (Team Sky member and multiple winner of the Tour de France) and Andrew Somerville. The friends shared the view that cycling clothing and protective wear available at the time in South Africa was inadequate for the average cycling enthusiast. The founders’ initial plan was to set about sourcing state of the art products from Italian producers – this included customised clothing for business teams, cycling club members and professional teams in South Africa.
More recently the business was renamed Tifosi Sports and new shareholders and partners were introduced to strengthen the corporate funding, strategic direction and overall operations team.
The operations team is now lead by CEO Nick Zografos and COO Paula Somerville and ably supported strategically by Andrew Somerville.