They also play in red and yellow

Tapiray no. 57 - Benevento Calcio (Italy)

2007 kit

Benevento Calcio are a lower league Italian club from the town of Benevento in southern Italy, about 30 miles from Naples. Founded in 1929 as Sporting Benevento they play in the town's multi use Stadio Santa Colomba, used mainly for football it's capacity is just over 18,000.

At the time of writing (March 2008), they currently top Serie C2/C, the fourth division in Italian football and look set to return to Serie C1 this year after missing out in the play-offs in 2007. They predominantley play in red and yellow stripes (as pictured), but their current home kit is red and yellow halves, not unlike our recent jester top.

Links: Unofficial site, Tifosi site

Suggested by: Martin De Cecco, Stephen Mulrine, Paul Black.

Tapiray no. 58 - Uganda (International)

(L) 2007 kit & (R) 2008 kit

To provide a little break from the Belgian/Italian sides that feature on these pages, we turn our attentions to one of the rare national sides, Uganda.

Nicknamed The Cranes, their current home top is predominantley yellow, but their traditional colours are red, yellow and black (see their national flag), and these two kits from a couple of years ago obviously reflect that far better.

They are currently ranked 93rd in the Fifa rankings (highest was 66 in 1995). They've never qualified for the World Cup Finals and haven't qualified for the African Cup of Nations since 1978, when they recorded their best ever finish, as runners-up to hosts Ghana.

Links: Official site

Suggested by: Jim McKay, James Whitson, Andy Carter, Mark Fleming.

Tapiray no. 59 - AFC Tubize (Belgium)

2007/08 kit

Yet another Belgian league side, this time it's AFC Tubize, a Second Division team from the town of Tubize in the centre of Belgium, about 15 miles south of Brussels.

The club was founded in 1989 as the result of a merger of two clubs, FC Tubize and Amis Réunis de Tubize. Prior to the merger both clubs had spent most of their life in the provincial leagues, but the club has since made a meteoric rise through the Belgian league system to the Second Division where they have been since 2003/2004.

Links: Unofficial site, Tifosi site

Suggested by: Stéphane Lievens.

Tapiray no. 60 - RFC Tournai (Belgium)

2007 kit

Royal FC Tournai (RFC Doornik in Flemish) are another Belgian Second Division team, based in the city of Tournai, which is situated in the south of the country near the French border, just 18 miles east of Lille. They were founded in 2002 following a merger of the two local sides Royal Union Sportive Tournaisienne, and Royal Racing Club Tournaisian.

Union's red and green and Racing's yellow and black merged to give the club their red and yellow colours and the new club started life in the Third Division in their brand new 6346 capacity Luc Varenne Stadium. They were relegated a couple of years later but bounced straight back and won promotion to the Second Division in 2007.

Obscure fact - journeyman Scottish player Danny Diver, a striker who featured for (among others) East Stirling, Stranraer, Arbroath and Alloa in the early 90's, spent a couple of years in Belgium early in his career and was on the books at Racing Club Tournaisian before returning to Scotland to sign for Albion Rovers in 1989.

Links: Official site

Suggested by: Stéphane Lievens.