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Shirts Received In Namibia

18 November 2013

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Footballers in Namibia have gratefully received Chesterfield shirts donated by fans and shipped over to Africa.

Chesterfield is twinned with Tsumeb in Namibia and this year marks the 20th anniversary of the formation of the link.

A few months ago Spireites fans were asked if they would like to donate their old replica shirts as few players in Namibia have the money to purchase bespoke sports gear.

Fans rallied round, handing over shirts that are currently being distributed to youngsters who will make good use of them. 

One full set of shirts was donated to a Tsumeb team called Benfica, who play in the Namibian top tier. Their old kit was worn out and they were overwhelmed following the arrival of the Spireites shirts.

Dave Gregory, the local co-ordinator, said: "We are going to travel to Runduu, a town further north of Tsumeb nearer to the Angolan border, where we'll donate more shirts to youngsters who truly have nothing.

“I’d like to thank Chesterfield FC and the supporters who have donated the shirts. They really will make a difference!"

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