So Zakumi,the Leopard will be the official mascot of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. 

The name is a composition of “ZA”, standing for South Africa, and “kumi” translating into “10” in various languages across Africa. Inspired by his football idols, Zakumi has dyed his hair green as he felt it would be the perfect camouflage against the green of the football pitch. You can read more in the official FIFA site.

For more stories and exciting videos on and around Zakumi and his predecessors, please visit the official website,



Filed under FIFA, FIFA World Cup 2010, South Africa, World Cup, Zakumi

2 responses to “Zakumi

  1. I love what he represents, but couldn’t they have made him less Manga looking. Quite frankly i think he looks naff.

  2. That’s you bringing me an exclusive. We’d better get used to the lad.

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