Tut will be the official Mascot of the AFCON 2019 the Organising Committee of the African Nations Cup has revealed named after Egypt’s youngest Pharaoh, King Tutankhamun.
King Tutankhamen (or Tutankhamun) ruled Egypt as pharaoh for 10 years until his death at age 19, around 1324 B.C. Although his rule was notable for reversing the tumultuous religious reforms of his father, Pharaoh Akhenaten, Tutankhamen’s legacy was largely negated by his successors.
The AFCON starts on June 21 and ends on July 19. The tournament takes place with the participation of 24 teams in six groups for the first time in the history of the African competition.
Nigeria has been drawn in Group B with Guinea, and 2 tournament debutants – Madagascar and Burundi. The Super Eagles will tackle Burundi on the 22nd of June, take on Guinea on the 26th of June, and Madagascar on the 30th of June to wrap up her group fixtures.