Eswatini (Swaziland) 2018 Home (#7- BADENHORST) Jersey/Shirt
This is an Adidas Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) national team 2018 home jersey featuring the number of star midfielder Felix Badenhorst.
Due to their small size Eswatini have never achieved much success in international football, however have seen much improved results in recent years. This improvement was exemplified in their third-place finish at 2016 COSAFA Cup, the regional tournament for Southern Africa, where they defeated several of their much higher ranked rivals in Madagascar, Zambia and DR Congo. In April 2017, Eswatini reached their higher-ever FIFA ranking of 88, a massive jump from their low-point of 190 in October 2012.
Felix Badenhorst is one of Eswatini’s best-ever footballers and is the all-time leading scorer for the Sihlangu Semnikati with 15 goals from 40 international matches since debuting in 2008. The 33-year-old has had a distinguished club career, playing for South African Premier Soccer League club Jomo Cosmos from 2009-2011 before returning Eswatini to play for local giants Mbabane Swallows, where he played a key role in 2 league and 2 cup titles during his spell from 2011-2016. He then joined DR Congo’s AS Vita Club and later returned to South Africa, having stints with Mbombela United FC and TS Galaxy.