FIFA unveils 2010 World Cup mascot

September 23, 2008

FIFA unveiled Zakumi, the official mascot of the 2010 football World Cup, in Johannesburg at a television gala broadcast nationwide.

The ZA in Zakumi stands for South Africa  while kumi means ten in assorted African languages. The mascot has been exclusively designed in the host country which will stage the continent’s first ever World Cup.

Source: Rediff