What is football and AFCON 2021 without colourful team nicknames?
Many of us have grown familiar with newer teams and faces at AFCON 2021 but we can take this further. Here are all the nicknames of the teams that were in Cameroon and those that are still in the competition.
Many of these will make you sound like a French guy. Here's our quick look at all the 24 teams' nicknames who competed and are still active at AFCON 2021, from Walias to the Falcons of Jediane...
🗣 AFCON 2021: Every team and their nicknames
- 🇩🇿 Algeria: Les Fennecs (The Desert Foxes)
- 🇧🇫 Burkina Faso: Les Etalons (The Stallions)
- 🇨🇻 Cape Verde: Tubarões Azuis (Blue Sharks)
- 🇨🇲 Cameroon: The Indomitable Lions
- 🇰🇲 Comoros: Les Coelecantes (The Coelacanths)
- 🇪🇬 Egypt: The Pharaohs
- 🇬🇶 Equatorial Guinea: Nzalang Nacional (National Thunder)
- 🇪🇹 Ethiopia: Walias
- 🇬🇦 Gabon: Les Panthères (The Panthers)
- 🇬🇲 Gambia: The Scorpions
- 🇬🇭 Ghana: The Black Stars
- 🇬🇳 Guinea: National Elephants
- 🇬🇼 Guinea-Bissau: Djurtus
- 🇨🇮 Ivory Coast: The Elephants
- 🇲🇱 Mali: The Eagles
- 🇲🇼 Malawi: The Flames
- 🇲🇷 Mauritania: Al-Murabitun
- 🇲🇦 Morocco: Atlas Lions
- 🇳🇬 Nigeria: The Super Eagles
- 🇸🇳 Senegal: The Lions of Teranga
- 🇸🇱 Sierra Leone: Leone Stars
- 🇸🇩 Sudan: Falcons of Jediane
- 🇹🇳 Tunisia: Eagles of Carthage
- 🇿🇼 Zimbabwe: The Warriors
Meanwhile, the quarter-final games will be starting this weekend. The biggest game of the round will be the North African derby between Egypt and Morocco on Sunday.