eSWATINI

Home 200X (Year unknown)

Manufacturer: Kelme

Source: eBay

THE TEAM

The small Southern African nation that recently changed its name from “Swaziland” to “eSwatini” is one of the five remaining absolute monarchies on our planet. While King Mswati III with his (at least) 23 children (from 15 wives) would be able to field an entire national team plus substitute players and could still have some of them cheer for his family squad, eSwatini’s international team, surprisingly, solely consists of players unrelated to his royal highness.

Unsurprisingly, however, is the lack of global success that the Swati team can exhibit: a bronze medal from the 2018 COSAFA cup, so far, is the only piece of precious metal that hangs inside of eSwatini’s hall of fame.


THE SHIRT

I accidentally found this shirt on eBay, but so far, I haven't been able to find a picture of the team using it. Actually, it's almost impossible to find (m)any pictures of the team from the early 2000s, which presumably is the period, the shirt was used. It is definitely a genuine Kelme shirt from around 2000 and features a big and detailed embroidered badge, which makes me confident that it is indeed an authentic shirt, used at some point.


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