With the 22ᵉ edition of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar already underway, MIZIZI, the official streetwear brand of the African diaspora, founded in 2015 and whose name means “roots” in Swahili, unveils its limited edition capsule of reworked football jerseys of the five African nations participating in this year’s Qatar World Cup.
The capsule, part of the brand’s MIZIZI F.C. line, revisits the football jerseys of the five participating African nations: Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia, with a streetwear twist and influences drawn from Africa’s rich heritage.
Each jersey is designed with the color palette and symbolic patterns that represent each nation’s unique flag and history. And on the back of each jersey, the year of independence of the corresponding nation replaces the traditional player number, proudly displaying the history of the country.
For example, the Senegal jersey features red, yellow and green stripes on the sleeves, representing the country’s flag, as well as a light green half-tone triangle pattern that nods to the diamonds of this rich West African country; a lion’s head, in reference to the Indomitable Lions, nickname of the Cameroonian national team, accompanied by the flag of Cameroon in the form of a map on the front of the shirt; or on the jersey of Morocco, a green star on the left sleeve to represent the five pillars of Islam.
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The MIZIZI FC Qatar World Cup collection is available at mizizishop.com for $80 per jersey.
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