Guinea-Bissau 2019 Home (ZEZINHO #7) Jersey/Shirt
This is a Puma Guinea-Bissau national team 2019 home jersey featuring the name & number of star midfielder and captain Zezinho.
Zezinho has been one of the leading players in the current generation of the Guinea-Bissau national team and has played a key role in their recent success. At club level, Zezinho began his career with Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon. From there, he has had spells with clubs in Greece, Cyprus, Slovakia and most recently with Saudi Arabian club Damac FC. Zezinho has been capped 31 times for his national team, making his debut at age 17 in 2010.
Guinea-Bissau’s national team were traditionally one of the weaker teams in the West African region and dropped to an all-time low FIFA ranking of 195 in early 2010. Since then however they have improved significantly, largely helped by their European-based diaspora, who make up almost their entire squad. In 2016, they shocked African football by securing qualification for AFCON 2017, their maiden appearance in a major tournament. To qualify, the ‘Djurtus’ needed to finish first in a tough group containing Congo, Zambia and Kenya, however a string of incredible performances saw them make it through. Despite not making past the group stage of AFCON 2017, they performed admirably and earned a point when they drew 1-1 with hosts Gabon. In 2019, they backed-up with feats of 2017 by qualifying for AFCON 2019, again finishing first in a difficult group and with a strong squad they are expected to continue to rise over the coming years.