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Cameroon: AFCON mascott “Mola” begins nationwide tour

Mola, AFCON 2021 mascot (c) copyright

The mascot for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations is set to go on tour in several cities across the country as the build up to the competition heightens.

Unveiled in May, Mola will finally be moving in several cities to call on Cameroonians to come together to stage a successful tournament next month.

It will take ten days and five stages for the mascot to visit at least eleven cities across the ten regions of Cameroon.

Mola kicks off its journey on December 9 in Yaounde for the first stage and moves straight to Ebolowa the next day.

The mascot will then move to Bamenda, Bafoussam, Douala, Buea, Limbe, Maroua, Garoua, Ngaoundere and finally Bertoua on December 22.

The various regional presidents of the local organizing committee have been charged with ensuring a smooth tour for the mascot when it arrives their regions, the Minister of Sports and Physical Education who doubles as the President of the Local Organising Committee, Narcisse Mouelle Kombi said.

Mola, the work of art of Cameroonian artist Felix Fonkoua was approved after a national competition was opened by the Local Organising Committee.

Selected by the jury among 25 entries, the mascot was presented to the Local Organising Committee on May 15 before it was later approved by the Confederation of African Football, CAF.

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