The Mozambican Football Federation (FMF) have announced the winner of the new Mambas – the country’s national football team logo design competition.
The logo was revealed most recently and Mário Simão Mondlane Junior was confirmed as the winner of the contest.
According to LanceMZ, the competition started in September 2020 and the winner Mondlane walked away with 100 thousand Meticais prize (R25 136, 66).
The Mozambican publication reported that Mondlane shrugged off competition from 82 competitors.
“Of these 83 proposals, four were approved by the jury in a first phase and a consensual winner was found who presented the necessary technical requirements for the new logo that was intended,” said Stenor Tomo, FMF’s Marketing and Communication Department.
“It is a work that was developed by a young Mozambican from the design field with a simple experience, a lover of national football who thought it was a patriotic duty to join the cause of the federation and propose his idea to the Mambas.
LanceMz stated that the new logo represents the feeling of fearlessness, bravery, determination, persistence and pride of belonging that everyone should have in the national team and consists of the following elements: ball (soccer), flag (represented by the colours of the national flag) and snake mamba (which identifies the players).
“It is important to explain that this logo is still in the study phase, it will be able to be improved, this is the proposal that has been accepted and a space is opened so that the logo can be further improved.
“If there is a need on the part of the federation and all rights of use will naturally pass to the FMF and a campaign to publicize the logo will be carried out until we can have pieces of communication, branding and merchandising with this logo,” added Tomo.
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