The Eritrea national football team made its international debut in 1992 and it was a 1-1 draw against Sudan but Eritrea wasn’t independent by then. Its official debut was in 1998, a CECAFA Cup match. In that year the football federation of Eritrea became a member of the CAF and FIFA.
In 2000s many footballers from Eritrea asked the neighboring countries for asylum: Kenya, Sudan, Angola, Nairobi and other countries.
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