Abkhazia 2017-18 Home (#7- KHUGAYEV) Jersey/Shirt
This is a Nike Abkhazia national team 2017-18 home jersey featuring the number of star midfielder Alan Khugayev.
The Abkhazia national team represents the partially recognized Republic of Abkhazia, a de facto state in the South Caucasus. Abkhazia is recognized by most countries as part of Georgia, with 6 UN member states (including Russia) recognizing Abkhazia as an independent state. Due to their lack of recognition, Abkhazia is unable to join FIFA or UEFA however they have been one of the leading ConIFA members. They hosted and won the ConIFA World Football Cup in 2016 and have competed at most of the eligible ConIFA tournaments. Their squad is largely comprised of players based in the Abkhazian Premier League; however they do have several players competing in leagues throughout eastern Europe.
Alan Khugayev is one of Abkhazia’s most high-profile players and currently plays for Russian 2nd tier side FC Alania Vladikavkaz. He has played all his club football in Russia’s lower leagues, with his longest spell being for PFC Dynamo Stavropol in the 3rd tier. Khugayev has played 13 international matches for Abkhazia and scored in the penalty shootout of the 2016 World Football Cup final where Abkhazia had a famous victory in front of their home crowd.