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The 10 most beautiful jerseys of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

Scheduled in Egypt, among colored kits, naive calls, many animals and unknown brands

The 10 most beautiful jerseys of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Scheduled in Egypt, among colored kits, naive calls, many animals and unknown brands

It starts Friday, June 21 in Egypt, at the home of the Pharaoh Mohamed Salah who, after graduating European champion, winning the maximum African competition could seriously run to be the next Ballon d'Or. Also for this reason, the tournament organized by the CAF and originally scheduled in Cameroon assumes an important media value, so much so that in Italy it will be broadcast by DAZN. To show how much the Africa Cup of Nations is growing over the years in terms of advertising (and also in terms of numbers, given that for the first time there will be 24 participating teams, including really small realities such as Madagascar), we must underline that all the major ones tech sponsors (Nike, adidas, PUMA, Le Coq Sportif, Macron and Kappa) are involved in the game kits' creation. To these, however, are added some semi-unknown suppliers' names: Garman (Madagascar and Burundi), O'Neills (RD Congo), Mafro (Uganda), Airness (Mali), AB Sport (Mauritania), Uhlsport (Zimbawe), Lacatoni ( Angola) and Kilmes (Guinea Bissau).

The jerseys' protagonists are always the same: animals, particular motifs and bright colors. So here is the review of the ten best jerseys that we will see on the pitch:


Cameroon Home, Le Coq Sportif

Consistently with its classic style, the French brand has recently signed with the African selection and a few days ago presented an elegant but at the same time modern jersey, in the greenery that distinguishes the Indomitable Lions, with references to naive art in the pectoral area. On the chest there's also the stylized symbol of the lion on the upper left side. The national team led by the Seedorf-Kluivert couple, being reigning champion, is certainly one of the favorites, also having the opportunity to play with a not-too-competitive group, with Benin, Ghana and Guinea Bissau.


Mali Home, Airness

Although the brand is not among the most famous, this is certainly one of the most creative jerseys of the Egyptian event, in both color ways. In the colors of the national flag, and especially in the yellow version, it surely fascinates the choice to depict the eagle in the center of the pattern, in a design that is very reminiscent of American sports.


Ghana Away, PUMA

Asamoah Gyan is still the leader of the Ghanaian squad, the only survivor of the team who had participated in the 2006 World Cup, playing against the future winner of Italy and Ronaldinho's Brazil, which condemned them to elimination. He, in addition to Kwadwo Asamoah, is certainly among the drivers of the Black Stars, who once again present themselves at the starting line with the intention of wanting to get far. PUMA's away shirt is red with entirely yellow sleeves, and features the Ghanaian star, a national symbol, at the top of the chest.


Ivory Coast Home, PUMA

Could miss the orange kit of the Central African Elephants, who will participate in the competition without counting on the Parma star, Gervinho, excluded by technical choice, but who will certainly use Franck Kessie's muscles, in an attempt to repeat the 2015 success.

The uniform is one of the most sober of the tournament, and perhaps for this reason one of the most effective, also because it's marked by a pure orange that no other African team can boast within the Egyptian review. The collar with the flag colors is also characteristic.



Angola Home, Lacatoni

The Angolans will partecipate without too many triumph's hopes, but on the other hand they can boast one of the best jersey, produced by the semi-unknown Portuguese brand. The red of the pattern and the naive motif, also depicted on the sleeves in black, white and yellow, is an image of the whole Central African culture that embraces the football movement and immerses it in a mix of dances and spirituality, evident in every exultation after the goal. The only flaw is perhaps the font a little too trivial.


South Africa Away, Nike

The away kit away designed by Nike has horizontal lines in dark and light green on the pattern, in an effect of colors very similar to that of the Springboks rugby selection. Placed in a very difficult group, with Morocco and Ivory Coast, it's very hard to watch the South African national team in the knockout stage, but despite this we are sure that the support of the fans, to the sound of vuvuzelas, will not fail between the stands..


Nigeria Home, Nike

A lot has already been said about this hype shirt, that was worn by the Super Eagles at the last World Cup and in by the women's one in progress, and that it sold like hot cakes after being put on sale, unless it was recently restocked. The hope is that even from the sporting point of view the Nigerians can be noticed, repeating the good performances of Russia 2018, which were going to cost to Messi's Argentina.


Tunisia Third, Kappa

Dragged by the Saint-Etienne offensive midfielder Khazri, the Carthage Eagles will try to overcome the curse of the quarter-finals, also because the semi-final can be affordable given the technical values ​​of the team, already expressed during the last World Cup. The third jersey, designed by Kappa, is black and grey, with a very fine stylized three-dimensional pattern, and the red hints of the Tunisian flag on neck and sleeves.


Egypt Home, PUMA

In the Egyptian home kit the black disappears, which instead characterized the partnership between the pharaohs and adidas. The style of the design that surrounds the whole shirt is based on the Puma "Template" line, which makes the kit certainly very original. Salah and his companions hope to be able to make him immortal, triumphing in the domestic edition of the African Cup, in what would be the eighth triumph for the country of the pyramids.


DR Congo Home, O’Neills

O’Neills presents a jersey really loyal to the national flag, both in colors and in the diagonal strip that divides the two colors of the pattern. Moreover, the choice of wanting to trace the adidas style in the rows on the shoulders is obvious, and is one of the few off-key notes of the uniform. The depiction of the Savannah Tiger , one of the characteristic animals of the Congolese territory, is very beautiful.