Chris O (follow on Twitter: @COakleyFtbl)
Thu 17 January 2008

The Friday List of Little or No Consequence #45

Eagles, Elephants and Other Animals
The 16 Competing Teams Of The 2008 African Cup of Nations in Nickname Form

1. The Black Antelopes (Angola)
2. The Squirrels (Benin)
3. The Indomitable Lions (Cameroon)
4. The Pharaohs (Egypt)
5. The Black Stars (Ghana)
6. Syli Nationale* (Guinea)
7. The Elephants (Ivory Coast)
8. The Eagles (Mali)
9. The Atlas Lions (Morocco)
10. The Brave Warriors (Namibia)
11. The Super Eagles (Nigeria)
12. The Lions of Teranga (Senegal)
13. Bafana Bafana** (South Africa)
14. The Desert Hawks (Sudan)
15. The Eagles of Carthage (Tunisia)
16. The Copper Bullets (Zambia)

* The Syli was once the main currency of Guinea and means 'elephant' in English.
** Translated into English: 'The Boys'

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