Cote-D’ivoire Outdoors Ghanaian Inspired Theme Mascot , “AKWAABA” Ahead Of AFCON 2024 .

The 34th edition of the Totals Energy African cup of Nations was scheduled to the place this year but was eventually rescheduled to 2024 due to certain concerns raised by hosts , Cote D’ivoire .

The much anticipated event has always been a spectacle to look forward to . The diverse , beautiful and ever radiant African culture comes to full display , followed by the top talents that grace the field in contention of the bragging rights to be called , “KINGS OF AFRICA” .

A tradition that has come to stay is the unveiling of mascots for this footballing showpiece . It is expected of the host nation , backed by CAF to outdoor an official mascot as a way to promote the event in a more lively manner . These mascots are often given names that sheds a light on the host country’s culture .

Cote D’ivoire who’ll be hosting the tournament next year have launched and outdoored their mascot . This mascot appears to be a very happy looking elephant named “AKWAABA” which means , “You’re Welcome” in the Ghanaian local dialect , Twi .


This has come as a shock to many Ghanaians and has sparked reactions on social media . Cote D’ivoire is a francophone country which means the country thrives on the French language .

Many believe the neighboring African country might have been inspired due to its strong ties with Ghana .

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