With the 2019 AFCON just 14 days ahead, as part of the build up to the tournament www.kick442.com presents to the English versions of the National Anthems of all the 24 teams to be present in Egypt:

Egypt 🇪🇬

My homeland, you have my love and my heart
Beladi, læke Ħobbi wæ Fu’adi Lyrics: Muhammad Yunis al-Qadi, 1878 Music: Sayed Darwish, 1923 Adopted: 1923, 1952(unofficial) 1979 (official) Preceded by Wallāh Zamān Yā Silāḥī

Bilady, Bilady, Bilady Chorus:
My homeland, my homeland, my homeland
You have my love and my heart.
My homeland, my homeland, my homeland
You have my love and my heart.

Egypt! O mother of all countries,
You are my hope and my ambition,
And above all people,
Your Nile has countless graces!


Egypt! Most precious gem,
A blaze on the brow of eternity!
O my homeland, be for ever free,
Safe from every enemy!


Egypt, noble are thy children.
Loyal, and guardians of the reins.
Be we at war or peace
We will sacrifice ourselves for you, my country.

Arabic Lyrics

بلادي بلادي بلادي
لك حبي وفؤادي
بلادي بلادي بلادي
لك حبي وفؤادي

مصر يا أم البلاد
أنت غايتي والمراد
وعلى كل العباد
كم لنيلك من أيادي


مصر أنت اغلى درة
فوق جبين الدهر غرة
يا بلادي عيشي حرة
واسلمي رغم الأعادي


مصر أولادك كرام
أوفياء يرعوا الزمام
نحن حرب وسلام
و فداكي يا بلادي


The National Anthem of Zimbabwe

“Simudzai Mureza wedu WeZimbabwe” ( “Blessed be the Land of Zimbabwe”)

Lyrics: Solomon Mutswairo, 1994

Music: Fred Changundega, 1994

Adopted: 1994.

Oh lift high the banner, the flag of Zimbabwe
The symbol of freedom proclaiming victory;
We praise our heroes’ sacrifice,
And vow to keep our land from foes;
And may the Almighty protect and bless our land.

Oh lovely Zimbabwe, so wondrously adorned
With mountains, and rivers cascading, flowing free;
May rain abound, and fertile fields;
May we be fed, our labour blessed;
And may the Almighty protect and bless our land.

Oh God, we beseech Thee to bless our native land;
The land of our fathers bestowed upon us all;
From Zambezi to Limpopo
May leaders be exemplary;
And may the Almighty protect and bless our land.

The National Anthem of the Democratic Republic of Congo “Debout Congolais”
Lyrics: Joseph Lutumba 1960
Music: Simon-Pierre Boka 1960.
Adopted 1960
Readopted: 1997

Arise Congolese, United by fate,
United in the struggle for independence,
Let us hold up our heads, so long bowed
And for good, let us keep moving, boldly ahead, in peace.
O ardent people, by hard work we shall build, in peace, a country more beautiful than before.

Countrymen, sing the sacred hymn of your solidarity,
Proudly salute the golden emblem
Of your sovereignty, Congo.

Blessed gift, Congo! Of our forefathers, Congo!,
O country, Congo! Beloved, Congo!
We shall populate your soil and ensure your greatness.
Thirtieth June, o gentle sun, thirtieth June, thirtieth June,
Sacred day, be the witness
Sacred day of immortal oath of freedom
That we pass on to our children forever.

The National Anthem of Uganda
Oh Uganda, Land of Beauty

Lyrics: George Wilberforce
Kakoma, 1962

Music: George Wilberforce
Kakoma, 1962

Adopted: October 1962.

Oh Uganda!
May God uphold Thee,
We lay our future in thy hand,
United, free,
For liberty,
Together we’ll always stand.

Oh Uganda!
The land of Freedom,
Our love and labor we give,
And with neighbours’ all,
At our Country’s call,
In peace and friendship, we’ll live.

Oh Uganda!
The land that Feeds us,
By sun and fertile soil grown,
For our own dear land,
We’ll always stand,
The Pearl of Africa’s Crown

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