CHAD

Home 2018 (?)

Matchworn (player and game unknown)

Manufacturer: Adidas

Source: Former federation staff

 

THE TEAM

Just like with „Jordan“ and „Georgia”, searching for Chad jerseys online will bring up a plethora of results that have absolutely nothing to do with football, whatsoever. In addition to that, jerseys from the Central African country are among the rarest in the world and the ones that appear online are all fake, making it quite a tiresome endeavor to get your hands on an authentic Chad shirt.

With their current AFCON record being a combination of not qualifying, withdrawing, or being banned, the “Sao” have yet to partake for any major tournament. Their biggest achievement to date was their win of the 2014 CEMAC Cup, a tournament contested by Central African states.

In March 2021, the Chadian government dissolved the Chadian Football Federation, causing the FIFA to ban the country due to the government’s interference with the football federation. In 2022, the team resumed playing again, when they faced The Gambia in the AFCON Qualifiers preliminary round.


THE SHIRT

I was lucky to get my hands on a proper Chad shirt a while back and now I’ve been even luckier getting a (supposedly) matchworn shirt from a former employee of the federation.

While the “design” is nothing more than a boring Adidas template with added badges and numbers (more like half a number...), it’s the rarity of the shirt that makes it special.

Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find any pictures of the team wearing this exact design, but since Chad have used countless different Adidas shirts in the past and the fact that it looks really beaten up and comes from a trusted source, I’m confident that it has been used by one of their national teams.




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