Matchworn Jean-Claude Iranzi i.a. 02.06.2012 ALG 🇩🇿 : RWA 🇷🇼 4-0
Rwanda is best known to most people for the horrific genocide in 1994, when more than half a million Tutsis – about ten percent of Rwanda's total population at the time – were killed by Hutu militias. Few people, on the other hand, know about the positive developments the country has undergone since that terrible time. High economic growth and an increasing focus on education and health have made the country, which is governed as a development dictatorship, one of Africa's model countries. Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, is even considered the "cleanest city in Africa" due to mandatory cleanup efforts that its citizens have to participate in.
However, Rwanda’s football development has not taken place to the same extent. After the Rwanda’s greatest sporting success – participating in the 2004 Africa Cup – the team was unable to achieve any further successes.
Even though it's only based on an Adidas template design, I always really liked this Rwanda jersey. The yellow shirt comes with blue stripes that are framed by broken lines and give the design a certain African touch.
It has a federation badge that is made of flock material and is already a little washed out. The numbers are rubbery and sticky and stand out very little from the dark blue stripes.
The jersey comes from Jean-Claude Iranzi, who was also active in Slovakia, among others. It was probably worn in 2012 against the Algerian national team and / or one of the subsequent games.