Cameroon 2012 player shirt by puma believed to have been worn by Mboma in the Umbro Challenge Cup friendly match against Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium, Japan on the 26th May 2002.
One of the most controversial football 'shirts' of all-time, the legendary Cameroon vest. And this is the last time it was ever worn as a vest.
The media storm that was brewing about The Indomitable Lions wearing vests at the 2002 World Cup caused FIFA to intervene and force the team to attach special sleeves to make them into 'shirts'. This was both teams final match before the Final's in Korea/Japan and they played each other in Kobe to help acclimatise to the conditions. The game was a real thriller and would have been a tournament classic with Cameroon twice taking the lead before Robbie Fowler found a last gasp equaliser for the Three Lions. The Parma striker Mboma actually ended this season in England on loan at Sunderaldn and started the match playing for 66 minutes with Eto'o and Geremi on the scoresheet for the Cameroon. The 2000 gold medal winner and African Football of the Year kept his place for the Final's where the side failed to make it past the group stage and went on to win 57 caps in total scoring an incredible 33 goals. A real piece of football shirt history, when the design was used after the World Cup in 2003 it remained with the sleeves attached and it may be that the 'vest' will never be seen again on the international scene.
Correct player size flock print professionally heat pressed, made from 82% polyester and 18% elastane, better quality embroidery to crest, made in UK, swapped with an England player and comes from their own personal collection - a CFS COA will be provided.