Sonntag, 29. September 2013


Eritrea vs. Zanzibar (0:3) | CECAFA Cup 2005 in Rwanda
This shirt is just absolutely stunning! Eritrea has one of (if not the) most restrictive government in the whole world. Thus there is less coming out of Eritrea, which includes football shirts. Eritrean football players are regularly fleeing after away matches and thus Eritrea lost 2 or 3 whole teams in the last 10 years.
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.

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