Find out where Harambee stars home kit ranks in 2019 AFCON kit rankings
Most leagues in the world may be over but football never stops. In Africa, we have our own Africa Cup of Nations tournament that is ongoing in Egypt after the hosts edged Zimbabwe 1-0 in Friday’s opener.
In football, there are aspects that require fans’ full attention which include the star-studded squads, the player styles, squads’ fashion on arrival for matches and many more.
But nothing beats the strips worn by different teams at any tournament. Every side wants to be on top and attract attention on and off the pitch.
For example, Nigeria’s Nike home kit for the 2018 world cup in Russia rocked the world on release and many fans bought it.
This year in Egypt, we are set to see more kit designs after the tournament was expanded from 16 teams to 24.
Here are the 24 kit designs as seen by Game Yetu.
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The Desert Foxes rock a kit similar to the one Adidas designed for the Germany national team with the pattern on the chest and Adidas trademark strips completing the fine look.
This kit received a warm welcome when it was released prior to the 2018 world cup in Russia and the Super Eagles have therefore decided to stick with it for the continental event.
The indomitable lions will wear their green and yellow traditional colours but we have to acknowledge the genius of their kit manufacturer Le Coq Sportif.
South Africa’s kit manufacturer Nike has made changes on their yellow shirt by adding a green patterned shoulder design which makes it brilliant.
Nike has made Ivory Coast’s traditional Orange kit look even better by adding a little bit of faded white panels in it.
Egyptian fans should be loving this. The wavy pattern on the front of the Pharaohs’ shirts complements the look as the white shorts and black socks complete the hosts’ brilliant home kit.
Morocco-based kit manufacturer AB sport has done wonders with this green home kit despite the colour not being the best choice.
Morocco’s simple kit has been complemented by the iconic Adidas’ three strip design.
The Black Stars’ designers Puma have moved on from the previous African wear sleeve design to an all-white shirt with a national flag collar.
How can you make a plain yellow uniform look stylish? The reason why this ordinary kit looks good is the fact the manufacturer has decided to place the number in the middle front of the jersey and a little red on the socks.
The west Africans boast one of the best squads in this year’s AFCON tournament and also boast one of the best kits at the event.
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Tunisia’s kit has a unique pattern that fans will find attractive when buying the merchandise.
The East African nation has moved from the traditional red, yellow and black kit and have now used colours of their national flag down the middle of the shirt, making it unique.
Guinea-Bissau have moved on from red, yellow and green flag colours they used in the past and have now decided to go for red and green.
The pattern on the front of the kit is the only visible feature that makes the yellow Zimbabwe kit unique.
Namibia have decided to go for all red just like Kenya but the white strap across the collar differentiates the two.
Going to the continent’s big event for the first time since 2004, the Kenyan national team has decided to go all red for the home kit. The new collar design makes the jersey different from other sides that have decided to go for all red at AFCON.
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Despite going into the big event without an official kit provider, Benin will rock an all yellow and little red kit which they have been wearing prior to this tournament.
Madagascar’s green home kit comes in at number 19 with their kit manufacturer’s pattern up the middle.
Despite having stars like Liverpool’s Naby Keita in their squad, Guinea’s kit comes in at number 20 with Macron’s design not helping much in the rankings.
The circular pattern on Angola’s red shirt makes it less attractive to the eyes of the fans.
This black and white kit could just be made for the AFCON because Tanzania have been known for their traditional flag colours. There is much unlikeliness they will stick to this design.
DR Congo have gone for their flag colours separated by a thin sash but this won’t be too attractive to the fans.
The East African nation is heading to AFCON for the first time. They share a manufacturer with Madagascar but this red home shirt looks a little bit off, perhaps the manufacturer should have done better.
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