Yemen 2019 Home (AL-SASI #9) Jersey/Shirt
This is a Jako Yemen national team 2019 home jersey featuring the name and number of star attacking midfielder and captain Alaa Al-Sasi.
Al-Sasi has been arguably Yemen’s top footballer over the past decade and is one of the greatest players in their history. He holds the record of most national team appearances for Yemen, playing a total of 87 international matches since his debut in 2007. He has also scored 14 goals for Yemen and was the captain of the national team in their historic 2019 AFC Asian Cup appearance. At club level, Al-Sasi has played predominantly in Yemen, for Al-Ahli Sana’a and Al-Hilal Al-Sahili, as well as spells in Iraq with Al-Mina’a Basa, in Qatar with Al-Sailiya SC and with Lao Toyota F.C. in Laos.
Yemen have traditionally been one of the weaker teams in the Middle East, having only made it through the group stage of the Arabian Gulf Cup once and never qualifying for a major tournament, that is until their breakthrough qualification for the 2019 Asian Cup. Despite experiencing an intense civil war and unable to host home matches, Yemen defied the odds by reaching their maiden Asian Cup by finishing 2nd in their qualifying group ahead of Tajikistan and Nepal. With a squad comprised mostly of players from their domestic league as well as some playing in Qatar & Oman, ‘The Red Devils’ failed to make it past the group stages of the 2019 Asian Cup, losing all three matches. Despite this, the team will be hoping to build on this achievement and with a number of promising young players, Yemen will look to continue to provide some joy for their war-torn country.