AMS interview & New Sahrawi kits.

F.S.F

General secretary of the F.S.F. Can you tell us a little about AMS?

AMS Clothing

ams-clothing.com AMS Clothing is the official apparel supplier to several emerging national football teams in Africa and aims to assist in the development of football in the regions. Founded in Melbourne, Australia in 2014, we saw an opportunity for us to assist football in developing nations by forming partnerships with football associations in these nations. We supply their apparel and make it available in the marketplace, with a percentage of proceeds going back into assisting with the growth of each partner association. So far we have worked with the national football teams of South Sudan, Sierra Leone, Eritrea, Rwanda, Darfur and Western Sahara.

F.S.F

General secretary of the F.S.F. What made supplying the Saharawi national team so exciting?

AMS Clothing

ams-clothing.com To supply the Sahrawi national team provides us with a unique opportunity to create an image for the team that can hopefully become a strong symbol of pride for the nation. As we will be the first company to create a unique and official uniform design for the team it will be a special experience especially given the strong potential for the FA to be granted formal recognition in the international football community within the next few years.

F.S.F

General secretary of the F.S.F. What inspired the designs you put forward for the Western Sahara?

AMS Clothing

ams-clothing.com We actually had started on the designs in early 2015 just to save in the portfolio in case the opportunity to supply Western Sahara came about. The main idea was to provide a simple and strong design for the team that truly represents Western Sahara. We want people to see the shirt and know straight away that this is a Western Sahara shirt. The goal was to create a design that can be worn by the team for years to come and always be associated with the Western Sahara national team, similar to that of the design for Argentina or Brazil.

F.S.F

General secretary of the F.S.F. What's next for AMS?

AMS Clothing

ams-clothing.com We've confirmed a deal with a new national team this week, and will hopefully have another confirmed before the end of the year. We are also looking at supplying a few more teams in ConIFA, as well as consolidating partnerships with the teams we are currently supplying. While it's always a challenge to compete against the major brands, we see AMS as being able to offer something unique to the domestic market in Africa, which has been largely ignored by our competitors. The next step is getting a foothold in these markets, however supplying as many national teams as we can is the first step.

F.S.F

General secretary of the F.S.F. Is there anything you'd like to add?

AMS Clothing

ams-clothing.com AMS stands for African Manufacturing Solutions. The long term goal is to have all our products manufactured in Africa within the next few years. At the moment, we use China, but will soon shift a portion of our production to Ethiopia, with the aim to eventually own several factories throughout the continent.

The all new 2016 AMS Western Sahara national team kits.

Based on your votes, we've selected our brand new AMS kits. With the Sahrawi flag on the front of both the Jade home kit and the white away kit, these simple yet elegant designs are set to be confident representatives of the Western Sahara. Click or tap an image to enlarge it.


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France July 31, 2015
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F.S.F. History

  • 1984
    Origins

    Many teams have represented Western Sahara, or the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), in unofficial matches. The first known games were played against Algerian league teams in 1984, before the creation of the Sahrawi Football Federation.

  • 1989
    Foundation of the Sahrawi Football Federation (FSF)

    The Sahrawi Football Federationis thegoverning body of football for Western SaharaIt was created on exile in 1989,and is based on the 27 February school, quarter 4, at the Sahrawi refugee camps in Tindouf province, Algeria.

  • 2003–2012
    NF-Board membership

    On 12 December 2003, the Sahrawi Football Federation became provisionally affiliated to the Nouvelle Fédération Board. In 2007, a team representing Western Sahara beat Macau 1–0. On 23 December 2011, a team from the Spanish region of Galicia beat a team composed of members of the Sahrawi diaspora in Spain 2–1, in a match played in Teo that was attended by 1,500 fans. On 5 December 2009, three Sahrawi representatives participated in the 6th General Assembly of the N.F.-Board in Paris.

  • 2012
    2012 VIVA World Cup

    The Sahrawi national football team made its official international début at the inauguration match of the 5th VIVA World Cup. The Dromedaries lost 6–0 to the team which went on to win the tournament. The next match was against Darfur, which ended in a 5–1 win: Sahrawi's first official international victory. The Sahrawi national football team and federation had to face a deal made between the Kurdistan Regional Government and the Government of Morocco, which consisted of avoiding the display of the SADR flag...

  • 2012-2015
    The Zamenhof Cup

    On 31 July 2015, the Sahrawi team won the Esperanto Team by 4–0 at the Stadium Lille Métropole. The match was part of the Zamenhof Cup, event made during the 100th World Esperanto Congress.Due to the Western Sahara conflict, their home stadium, El Aaiun Stadium, is in the Moroccan-occupied part of the territory. For this reason, until 2012 matches were played either abroad or in Sahrawi refugee camps.

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