Former Arsenal defender Lauren and former Arsenal Ladies captain Alex Scott joined African leaders including former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and former First Lady of South Africa, Graca Machel in this year's gorilla naming ceremony in Rwanda.
The former football stars were present at the Volcanoes National Park in Kiningi where 23 baby gorillas were named during the Kwita Izina ceremony on Friday.
.@Arsenal legend Ms. Alexandra Virina Scott has named a baby Gorilla IZAHABU (from Isimbi family) which means “gold” or “a precious thing”. This was during #KwitaIzina2018 ceremony in Kinigi, Musanze District. #VisitRwanda pic.twitter.com/bhtCoaJLCC— Kwita Izina (@Kwitaizina) September 7, 2018
Lauren named a baby gorilla 'Ikipe' from Kwitonda family of the mountain gorillas which means team while Scott named a baby gorilla 'Izahabu' which means gold or a precious thing.
Mr. Laureano Bisan Etamé-Mayer has named a baby Gorilla IKIPE (from Kwitonda family) which means “team”. The baby gorilla was born during the period in which the #VisitRwanda and Arsenal was announced. This was during #KwitaIzina2018 ceremony in Kinigi, Musanze District. pic.twitter.com/bH3sWWypKO— Kwita Izina (@Kwitaizina) September 7, 2018