domenica 4 dicembre 2016

Uganda (2)

UGANDA 2015/16 - HOME SHIRT - FUFA

Although I could never thank enough the players who have sent me other Ugandan shirts that I own, I could never find a perfect match between my shirt and those seen in photos of the matches.
And when Uganda began using a wonderful red jersey, I decided to try to obtain it. To come to my rescue was Brian Umony (and his friend Fred Lubangakene that helped for shipping), over 30 caps for Uganda, which had provided his jersey worn in the 2-0 win over Botswana in 2015 (played on June 13 in Kampala and valid for Africa Cup of Nations Qualification). After an adventurous journey (in which I also feared to have lost the package despite the tracking code), the shirt has reached its destination!



Scotland (2)

SCOTLAND 2016 - AWAY SHIRT - ADIDAS

I never thought one day I could have a pink Scotland (which I always associated with tartan) jersey in the collection, but it really happened. Blame the marketing! The shirt is worn by Steven Naismith (sub in 2nd half) in the friendly against Italy on 29 May 2016, and swapped after the final whistle with an Italian football player from whom I got it!





Sri Lanka (2)

SRI LANKA 2015/16 - HOME SHIRT - GRAND SPORT

After the first time I saw this shirt in a match streamed online (Sri Lanka vs Bhutan in 2015) I decided I would try to have one sample in my collection. It revealed quite hard, cause seems like Grand Sport (usually available in online marketplace) didn't release this shirt for the supporters. I managed to find a way to obtain one just with the help of mr. Damodaran Chandrasiri, who was working for Football Federation of Sri Lanka. After a lazy (1 month and half) travel, the shirt reached Italy. I think the best part is the lion on the shoulder, relating to Sri Lanka flag.



Cambodia

CAMBODIA 2014 - AWAY SHIRT - FBT

I just forgot to update some pictures of this shirt that I have at home at least since 2 years. I think this kit was used only one time by Cambodian national team, versus Turkmenistan in 2014 (the only match I found pictures of).





Mongolia

MONGOLIA 2016 - HOME SHIRT - MONLINE

This is the last missing shirt from AFC zone, and it reached Italy with the help of mr Enkhjin Batsumber, member of Mongolian FA. This model (or at least a very similar one, considering it has 2 white stripes more on the back - but the white away shirt is exactly like this - manufacturer mistery!!) was used during the preliminary round of EAFF Championship in 2016.



lunedì 22 agosto 2016

Papua New Guinea

PAPUA NEW GUINEA 2016 - HOME SHIRT - (OFC ?)

Finally a PNG shirt! I cursed myself for not buying the Lotto one at the time, and now seems an impossible mission to find a good one. Luckily, I got in contact with miss Linda Wonuhali, senior vice president of PNG Football Association. She is working hard actually cause PNG will host the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in November, but she already found time to send me this great jersey. The shirt had been worn during 2 friendly matches vs Solomon Islands, played in March 2016. Thanks Linda!



Mali (2)

MALI 2016 - HOME SHIRT - AIRNESS

Another Mali shirt, another Airness shirt :D This one is coming from Greece, as it was sent to my mailbox by Ousmane Coulibaly, malian defender playing for Platanias. He did not remember when he got this shirt, probably was just issued and it's the same model as the one used during CHAN 2016.




Eritrea (2)

ERITREA 2016 - HOME SHIRT - AMS CLOTHING

Being hard finding a picture of my other Eritrea shirt in use, I decided to add a second jersey. This one is pretty common now being produced by Australia based brand Ams Clothing. I know its owner so it's quite easy to buy AMS shirts actually!



martedì 28 giugno 2016

Kosovo

KOSOVO 2016 - HOME SHIRT - PUMA

Kosovo is, together with Gibraltar, the newest Fifa member. FIFA admitted Kosovo as its 210th member at its 66th Congress in Mexico City on 13th May 2016, and I was immediately eager to add their shirt into my collection. A shirt that I searched a lot during past years, but with no chance to have it. My savior has the name of Edvar Celina, father of Manchester City and Kosovo young star Bersant Celina.
He helped me giving the issued shirt of Mergim Brahimi (who was not allowed to play by Fifa having played previously with Albania and Switzerland) and the training shirt of his son. Both comes from the friendly vs Faroe Islands on 3rd June 2016, so the first Kosovo official match under Fifa! Amazing! Thanks to all Celina family!




Bahrain (2)

BAHRAIN 2014/15 - HOME SHIRT - ROMAI

It's never easy to get in contact with players from Asia, considering msot of them don't speak english or don't use much social network. Luckily there are some exceptions. I managed to get in contact with Bahrain international Sayed Ahmed, and after talking some months he was able to send me (and sign!) a shirt he worn during Asian Cup in 2015 where the team went out during group stage.





Slovakia

SLOVAKIA 2016 - HOME SHIRT - PUMA

Another time writing here to thank my latvian friend Vladislavs (he also come here in Livorno in May 2016 to visit my city and meet me!). This is the shirt worn by Dusan Svento in friendly match vs Latvia, played in 25/03/2016. Considering that I just realized that I always forgot to upload pics of my other Slovakia shirt, this will be the 1st on the blog :D





Turkmenistan (2)

TURKMENISTAN 2015/16 - AWAY SHIRT - UMBRO

My second Turkmenistan shirt! I already owe one, but some details in it (see in its page on this blog) made me doubt something is not correct. So I tried to have another one, and was lucky enough to meet mr. Artur Gevorkyan, midfielder actually playing in Uzbekistan. With the help of his sister, who lives in Germany, I received at home this beautiful match worn shirt, from WC 2018 qualifiers.