Confederation of African Football Team Nicknames

Confederation of African Football Logo [Ref: 2]


CountrySoccer Team Nickname
AlgeriaDesert Warriors
AngolaPalancas Negras
CameroonIndomitable Lions
CongoRed Devils
DR CongoSimba
GhanaBlack Stars
KenyaHarambee Stars
LiberiaLone Star
MalawiPinta Barros
MoroccoAtlas Lions
NamibiaBrave Warriors
NigeriaSuper Eagles
Sierra LeoneLeone Stars
South AfricaBafana Bafana
TanzaniaTAIFA Stars
UgandaUganda Cranes
African Soccer Team Nicknames France 98 Qualifier Entrants [Ref: 1]


22 African Countries entered the Qualifying stages for the FIFA World Cup for France 1998. The Teams and their Nicknames are given above.

African Soccer France 98 Poster [Ref: 1]


Magazine / Poster

[1] African Soccer (1998) Everyone’s a Winner with Heinemann – France 98 Poster African Soccer. France 98 Edition. [Reproduction Photo Available on the Internet at the Eirball Facebook Page 14 June 2020 at Accessed 14 June 2020]


[2] Conederation of African Soccer Facebook (2020) Profile Picture, January 14, 2020 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 14 June 2020]


Thanks to Professor Simon H. Perry (TCD – the “Botswana Zebra”) and Emmanuel (DSC Kimmage – the “Super Eagle”)

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Last Updated: 14 June 2020

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