Tasmania 2019 Home (#11- NKOSO) Jersey/Shirt
This is a Nike Tasmania representative team 2019 home jersey featuring the number of star striker Joffrey Nkoso.
Joffrey Nkoso is one of the most promising footballers to emerge from Tasmania’s National Premier League in recent years and the 19-year-old striker is set to become one of the few Tasmanian players to be signed to an A-League club. Nkoso currently plays for Hobart-based club Olympia FC Warriors, who compete in the NPL, the 2nd tier of football in Australia. He made his senior team debut at the club aged just 17 in 2017 and has since become one of the league’s top scorers. Nkoso won the league’s rising star award in 2018 and continued to improve in the 2019 season, where he scored 20 goals in 22 matches to finish 3rd in the league’s player of the year award.
Tasmania is an island state of Australia that is one of Australia’s six states and the only state to be separated from the mainland. Despite having a long footballing history, Tasmania has never had a team in any of the top tier football competitions of Australia, although there is growing momentum for the formation of an A-League team in Tasmania. Despite not having a formal state team, Football Tasmania regularly forms an ad-hoc representative team to participate in friendly matches against A-League club, which are usually played during the A-League pre-season period. The squad is an all-star selection from Tasmania’s NPL and they have consistently challenged when competing against A-League clubs. Tasmania’s most recent match was in September 2019 against A-League side Central Coast Mariners, with Tasmania losing 3-1 in a competitive performance.