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Squirrels Of Benin Republic Now Known As Cheetahs

Squirrels Of Benin Republic Now Known As Cheetahs

The Benin Republic senior men’s national team known as the Squirrels will now be referred to as Cheetahs.

This was announced on the team’s Twitter handle.

“We will change our nickname soon in order to follow this dynamic. Even if we remain convinced that we should not change our nickname but above all concentrate on our football which will remain the same, all our ills will not be erased in a snap of finger.“

Also confirming the change of nick name was Benin Football Federation president Mathurin de Chacus, who was re-elected for a new four-year term in Saturday’s General Assembly.

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“We have already sent a letter to our supervisory authority to ask for authorization to change the name of the national team.

“From this day on, there will be no more Squirrels in Benin as far as football is concerned. From this day on, our footballers will be called Cheetahs.

“A new era is dawning for Benin, currently 91st in the FIFA world rankings. In the midst of elephants, lions and other eagles, the squirrel was often mocked by opponents, and considered too fragile and modest by Beninese fans.

“By swapping the small climbing rodent for the fastest of the wild animals of the savannah, present on the national coat of arms, their country is pulling out its claws. It is now up to the team to match words to deeds in the field.“

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  • dominic 2 years ago

    hahahahahaha why not called the name TIGERS OF BENIN ! to look more fearing

  • MONKEY POST 2 years ago

    The NAME is OK..

    Where GBEGE go dey na when Dem no RECRUIT PLAYERS wey go LIVE up to the NAME(very FAST PLAYERS expecially on the COUNTER), Dem come go dey RECRUIT PLAYERS wey go dey MOVE SLOW for PITCH, e go come make you dey feel say the “SNAIL of BENIN” for FIT Dem pass..

  • Squirrels to Cheetahs….. A pig is always a pig, if you like paint am lipstick…. LMAO

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  • Stalonjp 2 years ago

    The next name go be monkeys

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