Benin national football team change nickname from ‘squirrel’ to ‘cheetah’

Benin national football team change nickname from ‘squirrel’ to ‘cheetah’

Benin have changed their nickname from ‘Squirrels’ to ‘Cheetahs’ from Monday, the country’s football federation said.

Fans have long criticized the nickname ‘squirrel’ for its lack of power. That’s why the football federation chose bolder nicknames to rival Cameroon’s ‘Indomitable Lions’ and Ivory Coast’s ‘Elephants’.

“The nickname of the national team must resonate with the public and reflect our strong ambitions in the sporting world,” the Benin Football Federation said in a statement. The president of the federation declared, “From this day on, we will call Benin national soccer players cheetahs, not squirrels.”

All 54 African teams have already established nicknames. Among them, there are many animal names, with the Republic of Congo representative using “leopard” as a nickname, Lesotho representative using “crocodile”, and Senegal representative using “lion” as a nickname.

James Saenz has over 14 years experience in the financial services industry giving him a vast understanding of how news affects the financial markets. He is an active day trader spending the majority of his time analyzing earnings reports and watching commodities and derivatives. James gives us an insight into the latest Analyst news hitting the business and financial markets in Wall Street.

Email: [email protected]analystsbuzz.com

Address: 16205 65th Avenue, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365 USA

Zip code: 11365

Phone: 718-321-6312

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.