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Introducing Gaguie: The 2012 African Cup Of Nations Mascot (Video)

By Alan Duffy

January and February will see a number of Premier League managers once again bemoaning the loss of a number of their top players to the small matter of the African Cup of Nations. 

However, while the players left behind freeze in a post-Christmas England , those headed for the heat in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea will come face to face with the tournament’s new mascot, Gaguie, who was recently unveiled in Libreville to a rather unimpressed (see video) selection of dignitaries.

Give Gaguie the gorilla his due though, he sure can dance although some of his pelvic thrusts may prove a little too lewd for sports broadcasters over here.

And the questions remains – does he have a gun in his pocket or is he just pleased to see you?

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By Alan Duffy on September 23rd, 2011 in International football, Mascots, Videos. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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14 Responses to “Introducing Gaguie: The 2012 African Cup Of Nations Mascot (Video)”

  1. Montesquieu says:

    This mascot is terrible.

  2. Chris says:

    He seems to have a little ‘extra curricular activity’ going on in the crotch area.

  3. Adrien says:

    Obiang and Ali Bongo look seriously annoyed.

  4. KK says:

    That’s how we, African men, are…. hang like an eleph…Oops I meant a Guerilla :-)

  5. big mean bunny says:

    my god that is shit!

  6. Urinal Cakes says:

    Should be an interesting tournament. It does explain the long faces though.
    “CAF Honorary Vice President, General Seyi Memene expressed satisfaction with the launching of the mascot, describing it as the beginning of hostilities for the tournament.”

    http://www.cafonline.com/competition/african-cup-of-nations_2012/news/11420-orange-can-2012-mascot-gaguieo-unveiled.html

  7. Varun says:

    ROFL, this is awesome, at least there is some reaction to him, all other mascots are useless.

  8. Ryan says:

    Some PR people need to lose there job over this.

  9. EDub says:

    With all the `banana’ incidents and racism that still occur, you would think they would have picked something else…

  10. pk says:

    Ahahahaha, WOW.
    that is really hilarious.
    i’d love to have been at the meeting so I could have heard whatever proposal some guy in a suit thought up while he was trying to explain his great idea to have a gorilla mascot for an African team.
    xD whoops

  11. Andy says:

    Terrible choice. The material also looks fookin cheap

  12. Scott Mac says:

    Not a terrible choice, seeing that Gorillas are indigenous to Africa. The costume itself is shite, but other animals may represent some of the participating teams, which could be seen as bias on ACN’s part. Eg. Les Elephants (Ivory Coast.

  13. Tom Jones says:

    Good mascot.

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