Thank god for the Africa Cup of Nations.
January is the bleakest month of the year, but it’s brightened up considerably by second-screening it at work to keep an eye on one of the most fun and unpredictable international tournaments going.
If you know anything about African football, you’ll know that their national teams possess some of the greatest and most iconic nicknames in football. So we thought we’d set about handing you the considerable task of naming every single African national team from their nickname.
There are 56 to get in total. We’ve given you the nickname – your job is to name the nation it corresponds to.
We’re sure you’ll get the iconic nicknames of powerhouses like Ghana and Nigeria, but things get considerably more difficult. In fact, we’d wager this is one of the toughest quizzes we’ve ever put together on Planet Football – whereby we’ll be impressed if you can get 15 or more.
If this gives you the taste for another quiz, have a go at naming the 35 highest-scoring African players in Premier League history?
If you’ve not already, sign up for a Planet Sport account to access hints for those tricky answers, to reveal the ones you’ve missed, and to register your score on the leaderboard.
In the meantime, good luck with this quiz, and don’t forget to tweet us your scores @planetfutebol.