African Football Teams and nicknames

Scorpions of Gambia

Desert Foxes of Algeria.

Black Antelopes of Angola.

The Squirrels of Benin.

The Zebras of Botswana.

The Stallions of Burkina Faso.

Swallows of Burundi.

Indomitable Lions of Cameroon.

The Blue Sharks of Cape Verde.

The Fwans of Ubangi (Central African Republic).

Sao of Chad.

The Red Devils of Congo.

The Leopards of Congo DR.

The Young Red Sea of Djibouti.

The Pharoahs of Egypt.

Walyas of Ethiopia.

Panthers of Gabon.

The National Sparkle of Equatorial Guinea.

Scorpions of Gambia.

The Black Stars of Ghana.

National Elephants of Guinea.

Harambee Stars of Kenya.

The Crocodile of Lesotho.

Lone Stars of Liberia.

The Greens of Libya.

The Flames of Malawi.

Eagles of Mali.

Atlas Lions of Morocco.

The Mambas of Mozambique.

The Brave Warriors of Namibia.

The Mena of Niger.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria.

The Wasps of Rwanda.

Terange Lions of Senegal.

The Pirates of Seychelles.

The Leone Stars of Sierra Leone.

Bafana Bafana of South Africa.

Desert Hawks of Sudan.

Kilimanjaro Stars of Tanzania.

Carthage Eagles of Tunisia.

Cranes of Uganda.

Chipolopolo of Zambia.

The Warriors of Zimbabwe.

Which nickname do you think is the most glamorous and which do you think is too ‘wacky”?

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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  1. The Carthage Eagles of Tunisia sounds good and beautiful. Brave Warriors of Namibia sounds intimidating but nice. To me, the Walyas of Ethiopia sounds too wacky cos “Walyas” is a specie of goat. I wonder why goat will be playing football.

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