Botswana Home and Away Kits for 2012 African Cup of Nations
The national football team of Botswana will be participating in the 2012 African Cup of Nations. In fact they became the first team to qualify for the tournament after the two co-hosts of the competition namely Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. The team is currently ranked 95th in the latest FIFa rankings at the time of this article. It is the country’s first experience in a major competition as they had never before qualified for a World Cup or African Cup of Nations. Botswana was drawn in a tough group D comprising of Ghana, Mali, and Guinea.
The national team unveiled the kits to be used in the competition which will kick off on the 21st January 2012. The team has gone for a local manufacturer ahead of big sportswear manufacturers. The manufacturer is All Kasi. The nickname of the national team is zebras and they have unveiled a home shirt with the body texture of a zebra skin. The sleeves are black and the collar and sleeve hems are light-blue. The away shirt on the other hand has a stronger presence of white, with a slight black touch to the collar, sleeves and underarms. There are two light blue curved stripes on the body and one black curved stripe. Black shorts complement the home shirt, while white shorts with a black curved stripe and a light-blue curved stripe complement the away shirt.