First sports hijab-jersey unveiled on International Women's Day

Published March 11th, 2016 - 11:28 GMT

With the aid of a sports wear company, Hummel, Afghanistan's female football team have taken delivery of the first set of jerseys with in-built hijabs.

The record-breaking kit was unveiled on International Women's Day as the first ever branded national strip to incorporate a hijab.

Daily Star UK quoted Hummel's owner Christian Stadil as saying, "We don't sponsor the biggest teams in the world, but we make partnerships with teams and clubs with a story to tell, like Afghanistan.

"We try to meet the Afghan people where they are, and right now that is by helping the women play football with or without a hijab."

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