The FIFA Museum has acquired the shirt of Comoros defender Chaker Alhadhur from the AFCON spherical of 16 match in opposition to Cameroon by which he was compelled to play because the goalkeeper.
The island nation, making their debut on the match, shocked most of the continent’s heavyweights, together with beating Ghana within the group levels.
Their match in opposition to the hosts within the knockout spherical had a dramatic flip, and the second will likely be remembered for a few years to come back.
Salim Ben Boina, Comoros’ first-choice goalkeeper was dominated out with an harm, whereas the 2 back-ups, alongside seven different gamers, examined constructive for Covid-19.
This left the group with no acknowledged goalkeeper, forcing Alhadhur, who performs as a left-back to step in and begin between the posts.
The most recent object in our assortment: @Alhadhurchaker‘s goalkeeping shirt from the 2021 AFCON 🇰🇲
All three Comoros goalkeepers have been unavailable for his or her match up in opposition to Cameroon, so the left-back needed to step up!
— FIFA Museum (@FIFAMuseum) April 5, 2022
He carried out brilliantly and on the finish of the match, regardless of shedding 2-1, grew to become a nationwide hero.
“To commemorate this unforgettable second in African soccer historical past, the FIFA Museum is proud so as to add the jersey Alhadhur wore throughout this match to its assortment.
“The makeshift quantity three on its again commemorates this particular second and is a testomony to the energy and willingness to adapt to unexpected circumstances.
“It’s a worthy addition to the FIFA Museum Assortment and we’re very a lot trying ahead to search out the right alternative to place the jersey on show for the general public,”
Comoros are ranked 128th on the FIFA world rating.