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Throwback Photos Of Cameroon's 'Illegal' Kits Of 2002 And 2004

In this article, I'm going to share a throwback of Cameroon's controversial uniforms from the 2002 and 2004 African Cup of Nations tournaments. Cameroon wore these uniforms.

2002 kits

Cameroon was victorious in the 2002 African Cup of Nations after defeating Senegal in the championship match via penalty shootouts. The game had ended scoreless in regulation time between the two teams. The most exciting aspect of the competition was the dress code that had to be followed by the Indomitable Lions. They wore sleeveless vests that more closely resembled basketball uniforms than anything else. They were the last national team to compete in any football competition wearing a sleeveless jersey because FIFA banned them three months before the 2002 FIFA World Cup. This made them the last national team to compete in any football competition.

The international governing body of football, FIFA, and Cameroon was at loggerheads again in 2004 over the kits that Cameroon wore in this tournament. During the competition in Tunisia, the Indomitable Lions wore a one-piece gear that looked more like a onesie than anything else. Because they broke the rules set forth by FIFA by using such kits, they were given a 154 000 dollar fine. In addition, they have docked six points from their World Cup qualification group, but those points were later reinstated.

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