|Eritrea vs. Zanzibar (0:3) | CECAFA Cup 2005 in Rwanda|
Despite this fact and the fact it is a comparably small country they made it to the 2007 U19 African Cup group stage and had quite amazing results (for example a win over Zambia) in the time between 2006 and 2007. This is mainly a reward of their absolutely amazing former coach Dorian Marin from Romania.
Dorian Marin is nowadays living in Syria and I was somehow able to get into a very nice contact with him. The fortune nearly hunting me he even had ONE shirt left from his time as an Eritrean coach. Not enough he gave that to a Syrian-German friend who then send it to me for free (inside Germany).
As a little gift (if that would not have been enough) Mr Marin also included an Oman shirt to the parcel as he recognized on my blog that I am missing that.
That for: A massive thank you to Dorian Marin! I cannot thank you enough for all your help and the nice contact we have!
One think which seems to be a bit odd is that my shirt does have an Eritrean logo stitched on the shirt, while the match picture I do have (of the same shirt) does not carry a logo. I have no idea how this could happen.