Named national team names are always interesting no matter what country they come from: These names often reflect the deep roots and requirements of the culture, tradition, or national history of the people who live there.
The African Union is home to some of the most exciting, unique, and exciting names of the international team. Below is a quick list of names of everyone who participated and followed by the unique names that you can see in depth in this contest.
AFCON 2022 names of international teams
Here are the famous names of each of the 24 participants in the Africa Cup of Nations which takes place from January 9 to Feb. 6 in Cameroon.
|Algeria||Les Fennecs (The Foxes)
|Burkina Faso||The Stallions|
|Cape Verde||Blue Sharks|
|Comoros||Les Coelecantes (The Coelacanths)|
|Equatorial Guinea||Nzalang Nacional (National Lightning)|
|Gabon||Les Pantheres (The Panthers)|
|Guinea||Syli Nationale (National Elephants)|
|Malawi||Flames of fire|
|Mauritania||Al-Murabitun / Almoravids (Chinguetti Desert)|
|Morocco||Atlas Lions (Atlas Lions)|
|Sierra Leone||Leone Stars|
The top names of AFCON 2022 were announced
Cameroon: Endless Lions
This year’s participants, Cameroon, are hoping to regain some of their former history. A well-known brand name was born from a different breed. Formerly known as the Lions only – the head-scratching of a monarchy that lives mainly in the north of the country – President Ahmadou Ahidjo made some changes in 1972. The group was a little interested in the status quo. “Invincible” by definition means “impossible to win or lose.”
Cameroon was once proud of Africa through the 80’s and 90’s, which was marked by the 1982 men’s World Cup (three impressive division of teams) and the 1990 World Cup (final round), combined with its African success. The Cup of Nations in 1988, 2000, and 2002. However, things have gotten worse in Cameroon recently, with corruption and conflicts that have plagued the national league and national team over the past decade.
Senegal: Teranga Tanks
Senegal’s nickname goes well with the country’s history. “Teranga” is a word in Lingua Franca, or “connected language,” known as Wolof. According to Senegalese chef Pierre Thiam who lives in NYC as the BBC reports in 2020, when the official translation of “teranga” and “hospitality,” the definition is “a loose translation method. It is much more difficult than that. It is a way of life.”
Thus, the name has to do with the heritage of the country. Lions come from Senegal, although their numbers – such as in Cameroon – have dropped dramatically. The last known surviving lion is in Niokolo-Koba National Park on the Gambia River.
Algeria: Fennec Foxes
While other countries like Cameroon have gone in search of dangerous and dangerous names, Algeria has received a beautiful and hairy share of its heritage. The fennec wolf, a species of fox born in the Sahara Desert, is an Algerian animal and thus made a well-known name. It was also featured on the 2010 jersey below.
The fennec fox is known for its unique shape – large ears. This not only protects the fox from the heat but also enables the fox to survive on dry land. Expect to hear the name on a regular basis during the month of the tournament when Algeria is the defender and one of the favorites.
Tunisia: Carthage Eagles
Like Cameroon, Tunisia has acquired a well-known meat and improved technology. Carthage was the coastal capital of the Carthaginian civilization, an ancient civilization that lived in modern-day Tunisia. The city was destroyed and destroyed by the Roman Empire, leaving the ruins of the city to this day.
The description of the eagle brings power, authority and success. The other two countries, Mali and Nigeria, also have nicknames that carry eagles, but none of them refer directly to the ancient world, making Tunisia’s name unique.
While some of the names mentioned take the time to identify their history and meaning, it is accurate. The Egyptian group, known as the Great Pyramids, is known as the Pharaohs, who acknowledge the ancient kings of the land.
The pharaohs were considered messengers of the gods and thus had the divine right to direct the people. As one of the most influential organizations in Africa – representing the first continent at the 1934 World Cup and winning many AFCON tournaments – it also received the title of kings in African football.
First country: Comoros is a small island located between Africa and Madagascar. With a population of over 850,000 by 2019, the country has three large volcanic islands that together are similar to the island of Maui in Hawaii. The country surprised Africa by taking part in the tournament by finishing second in Group G, finishing just three points behind Egypt and two points ahead of Kenya. This will be the first AFCON tournament in Comoros.
Now, to a given name. Called “SEEL-uh-kanth”, these large species have an interesting and long history. According to a scientific team, Coelacanth is more closely associated with amphibians and birds than ray-finned fish. Six-foot-tall fish, weighing 200 pounds, were thought to be extinct 66 million years ago, until one was found on the South African coast. They are said to be about 100 years old, and they live in the waters around the Comoros Islands, swimming about 2,300 feet below sea level.
Equatorial Guinea: Nzalang Nacional
Although we have translated some names from the vernacular, this one has been replaced by the vernacular, Fang, a central African language that is widely spoken in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and southern Cameroon. Although many English translations render the word “Thunder of the World”, it seems to translate well to “The National Lightning.”
The name refers to the hurricane that occurs during the monsoon season, which, although the small state of Massachusetts, is adapted to its location. If you are upstream, the rainy season is March to May and / or September to November depending on the year. However, on the island of Bioko, off the coast of Cameroon and part of Equatorial Guinea, the monsoon season changes, with torrential rains from November to March.
The historic African Federation, Ethiopia was one of three African countries to take part in the first AFCON tournament in 1957, and won the 1962 competition as a host. However, since 1970, the country has managed to produce only three competitions, so this is an exciting time for Ethiopia.
Interestingly, of the 31 Ethiopian tribes known in East Africa, the federation elected Walia Ibex to represent its group, not the most famous – but also the most dangerous – Ethiopian wolf. Ibex is an endangered species of wild goat, and about 500 Walias are said to remain in the Ethiopian highlands. However, the choice of a mascot helped the country to support Walia’s beer.
The nickname seems boring, like your high school mascot, but it brings national pride. The only country is made up of Lake Malawi. The word “Malawi” comes from the Bantu language Chewa, while the word “Maravi” means “malawi.” The lake, as well as the land, was so named because of the brilliance of the lake when the sun shone.
Lake Malawi, sometimes known as Lake Calendar because it is 365 km long and 52 km wide, represents about one-fourth of the world’s land area, so its history is a cultural milestone. the world.
Oh, some meat we have never tasted. Don’t worry, this is more beautiful than the big fish, even the most dangerous one.
Guinea-Bissau – not to be confused with Guinea – is a small country on the west coast of Africa about the size of Maryland. It was home to African wild dogs, also known as Djurtus in the local Portuguese Creole language. It is closely related to Dhole’s endangered wild dogs, which live in Asia. Unfortunately, Djurtu is thought to be extinct in Guinea-Bissau, with a small number of endangered species scattered across the eastern side of the continent, but this endangered species still represents a fearsome presence, with only the name being a local language.