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“Mr Obia nye Obia” unveiled as official mascot for MTN FA Cup

October 11, 2017 1:10 PM
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“Mr Obia nye Obia” unveiled as official mascot for MTN FA Cup

Accra, Oct. 10, GNA - The MTN FA Cup Committee have chalked yet another historic milestone in the history of Ghana football by being the first to unveil an official mascot for any locally organized tournament.

The Official Mascot of the MTN FA Cup was unveiled by the FA Committee at the Ghana Football Association (GFA) headquarters in Accra on Tuesday, ahead of the 2017 final.

The mascot is a yellow fowl by name Mr. Obia Nye Obia. His name, which loosely means “all are equal” in Ghanaian Akan dialect, was chosen to convey a sense of soaring enthusiasm to play football and excitement for the tournament with its colour depicting that of the title sponsors.

To commemorate Mr Obia Nye Obia’s first public appearance, Mr Kurt Okraku said told the gathering that, “This is a very important and unique ceremony and again it is part of history. This is the first time we are all seeing somebody in the name of Mr Obia Nye Obia.”


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