Orange CAN 2012 mascot “GAGUIE” unveiled
The official mascot of the 2012 Orange Africa Cup of Nations was unveiled on Friday at a ceremony in Libreville, Gabon.
The mascot, a gorilla, christened “GAGUIE” spotting a jersey in the colours; green, white and blue representing the national colours of the co-hosts, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.
The event was graced by Presidents Ali Bongo and Teodoro Obiang Nguema of Gabon and Equatorial Guinea respectively. Also in attendance were Gabonese football icons including Daniel Cousin, Roger Guy Nzamba, Pierre Aubameyang and Alban Bougandze.     
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.
“We can say that the 2012 Orange Africa cup of Nations is no longer a dream but a reality. We are proud and we congratulate the two heads of state for their participation in the event,” Memene said.
The final tournament will be held from 21 January to 12 February, 2012.
Meanwhile, the draw for the tournament will take place on Saturday, October 29 in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.
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