Republic of Congo 2023 Home (BASSINGA #9) Jersey/Shirt
This is a Macron Republic of Congo 2022-23 national team home jersey featuring the name and number of young striker Déo Bassinga.
The Republic of Congo have a proud footballing history, having won the Africa Cup of Nations in 1972, being the smallest country by population to have won the tournament. Their squad often features a number of players playing their club football in the top tiers of Europe; however, they have often struggled to perform consistently despite having periods of success. Their notable achievements in recent years have been reaching the Quarter-Finals of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, as well as progressing to the Quarter-Finals of both the 2018 & 2020 African Nations Championship. They are yet to qualify for a FIFA World Cup despite getting close on many occasions, most notably in qualification for the 1998 World Cup where they came a win of reaching the finals, however suffered a 1-0 loss to South Africa in their final match.
Déo Bassinga is one of the promising young footballers to emerge from the Republic of Congo in recent years, with the 18-year-old already establishing himself as a regular member of the national team squad as well as a key player at local giants CSMD Diables Noirs. Bassinga made his international debut in 2022 in the Congo’s successful qualification campaign for the 2022 African Nations Championship and subsequently was named in their squad at the finals, where he had a remarkable goal ruled out by VAR. He then played at the 2023 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations, where he scored four goals, including a hat trick in the quarter-final game against Tunisia.