The jersey used in the round of 16 of CAN 2021 by the Comorian Chaker Alhadhur was purchased by FIFA and will therefore be exhibited in its museum.
“To commemorate this unforgettable moment in the history of African football, the FIFA Museum is proud to add to its collection the shirt worn by Alhadhur during this game. The fortune number three on her back commemorates this special moment and demonstrates strength and willingness to adapt to unforeseen circumstances.
This is a valuable addition to the FIFA Museum’s collection and we look forward to finding the perfect opportunity to display the kit to the public,” said the FIFA Museum.
Note that during these round of 16, the Comoros had experienced an unprecedented situation with an injured goalkeeper and nine players who tested positive for the COVID-19 including the two substitute goalkeepers.
But according to FIFA regulations, a team must play if and only if its 11 players are fit, and that’s how defender Chaker Alhadhur had been chosen to save his team, a position he had held brilliantly despite their defeat. Which earned him a place in football history.
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