Sudan AFCON 2021 Home (MOHAMED #10) Jersey/Shirt
This is an Adidas Sudan national team 2021-22 home jersey featuring the name and number of star striker Mohamed Abdelrahman.
Sudan is one of the oldest national teams in Africa and were one of three teams to compete in the inaugural Africa Cup of Nations in 1957. Their greatest achievement was winning the 1970 Africa Cup of Nations on home soil; however, they have achieved little success since then. From 1976 until 2008, they did not qualify for AFCON, yet in 2012 they saw a resurgence by making it through to the Quarter-Finals. Sudan have also performed well at the African Nations Championship, finishing 3rd in both the 2011 & 2018 CHAN tournaments. Sudan’s relatively strong domestic league has been somewhat of a hindrance for national team development with top players almost never leaving the local league to seek a higher level overseas, however this is beginning to change as a growing number of Sudanese footballers have signed with foreign clubs in recent years. Sudan returned to the African Cup of Nations in 2021, recording impressive victories against South Africa and Ghana to secure their first AFCON qualification since 2012.
Mohamed Abdelrahman is currently the leading striker in Sudanese football, with the 28-year-old playing a key role in the improvement of the national team over the past few years. More commonly known in Sudan by his nickname ‘Al Gharbal,’ Abdelrahman began his senior career in 2009 with 2nd tier club Beit Al-Mal in his hometown of Omdurman. His immense potential caught the attention of Sudanese giants Al-Hilal Omdurman, who signed him in 2010. Abdelrahman remained at Hilal until joining their arch-rivals Al-Merrikh in 2017, where he had a breakout season, winning the league’s golden boot with 22 goals. After emerging as the star player in Sudanese domestic football while at Merrikh, Abdelrahman joined Algeria 1st tier club CA Bordj Bou Arréridj in 2019. He performed strongly in Algeria, however after the club was relegated after ethe 2020 he looked to return to Sudan. In November 2020, Abdelrahman made history by signing from Algerian side CA Bordj Bou Arréridj to Sudanese side Al-Hilal Omdurman for a Sudanese-record $USD 1 million and he was once again the league’s leading scorer in the 2020-21 season with 29 goals. At international level, Abdelrahman has been Sudan’s main goal scorer since winning his first national team cap in 2017. He has scored 15 goals in 27 matches, with his 3 crucial goals in Sudan’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign securing their first AFCON qualification since 2012.