Lions and Tigers and Hippos…. Oh My!

Posted January 16th, 2015 at 9:43 pm (UTC-4)
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From hippos and eagles, to lions and antelopes, the African Cup of Nations (or AFCON as it is known) has seen some colorful mascots over the years.

VOA’s Teffera Teffera searched through the jungle that is the internet to find some of these wild mascots, and was not disappointed.

Check them out in part 1 of VOA’s “Mascots of the Past”!

Teff Teff
Raised in Ethiopia, Teff Teff has played the game for as long as he remembers. He is a huge Manchester United supporter who tries to emulate his heroes the best way he can, on FIFA or at the local park. He is a multimedia producer for the Africa Division at VOA, where he spreads the football gospel to anyone who listens.

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