mercoledì 16 marzo 2016

Somalia

SOMALIA 2013/15 - HOME SHIRT - ADIDAS

This was probably one of my best effort in getting a shirt. It needed of a couple of years of talks with such a great person, whose name is Ali Ahmed. He works for the federation and is always around the world, as though he had a chance to come to Europe he broughtin his luggage a shirt, sending it from Sweden. We could also meet in Rome, where his plane landed, but due to work I couldn't be there. I hope to meet in the coming months!
The shirt is very rare; It is the kit used by Somalia in the Cecafa 2013 and in the last qualifiers for the World Cup. It's the first time I see a legit and original one, with the correct logo of the federation.







Mauritania

MAURITANIA 2012 - HOME SHIRT - ADIDAS

I tried so many times to have a Mauritania jersey, that at one point I thought it was impossible. However with the help of the president of FFRIM Ahmed Ould Yahya and his collaborators El Hadj Boubacar Sy (treasurer) and Brahim Sow Deyna (communications manager), now this fantastic shirt is mine. The model was definitely used in 2012 in a friendly against Iran, but probably also in the following years in various occasions.





Sao Tome & Principe

SAO TOME & PRINCIPE 2012/2015 - AWAY SHIRT - LACATONI

Another Holy Grail becomes part of my collection. This jersey belonged to Joazhifel Soares, who managed to send here in Italy thanks to his friend (and also national football player) Ibraimo Ceita, who lives in Portugal. This template was initially used against Congo in November 2011 (World Cup 2014 qualifiers) and then other times in the following years.




Niger

NIGER 2012 - HOME SHIRT - ERREA

I had a lot of chances in last years to buy a Niger shirt branded Tovio, but was never the right moment to spend money. So when I was in need of having it, of course all Tovio shirts disappeared from the Web.
Luckily for me, it came to my rescue Mahamane Cisse, "Mena" (Niger national team nickname) striker. During a trip to France he found a way to send me this fantastic shirt, much more difficult to see around compared to other Tovio jerseys!




Yemen

YEMEN 2015/16 - HOME SHIRT - UHLSPORT

Extremely rare Yemen shirt, I'm really lucky to have a chance to show this shirt, even considering drammatic situation Yemen population is living actually. All my gratitude goes to mr Abrham Mebratu, who works for Yemen olympic team (and to the kitman, who assisted him). It was a long wait, but it was worth it!





Kazakhstan (2)

KAZAKHSTAN 2014/15 - AWAY SHIRT - ADIDAS

My second Kazakhstan shirt, this one had been worn by Alexey Chshyotkin in 1-0 win over Latvia on 13.10.2015. Another time, my thanks goes to my friend Vladislavs, one of the best supporter of my collection and project!




Lesotho

LESOTHO 2012/15 - AWAY SHIRT - BASUTOLAND INK

Well know Lesotho shirt, made by their home based brand. At least, a rare shirt become widely accessible.