Meet Mimi Boateng: The story behind the young girl who hoisted the AFCON trophy at the CAN 2008 [Photos]

Meet Mimi Boateng: More on the young girl who hoisted the AFCON trophy at the CAN 2008 [Photos]

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The iconic picture of the lady who hoisted the AFCON trophy before the start of the CAN 2008 tournament in Ghana has become one of the major highlights of the sporting event years on.

The young, beautiful girl was dressed up in traditional kente and made to sit in a palanquin.

With accompanying drums, songs, and a show of regalia, she was majestically carried across as she hoisted the trophy

Meet Mimi Boateng: The story behind the young girl who hoisted the AFCON trophy at the CAN 2008 [Photos]
Young Mimi Boateng CAN 2008

 Well, that lady is MiMi Boateng.

In 2008, Mimi was just 8 years old when she was given the opportunity to hold the AFCON trophy and show it to the people of Ghana.

Mimi Boateng currently lives in the UK, but the photos below show the transformation of the young girl into a beautiful lady over the years. Mimi is studying at University College London for a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.

Ghana placed third at the CAN 2008, but one of the highlights of the tournament was and has remained the iconic photo of MiMi Boateng clutching the trophy with all the strength in her feeble young hands.

Mimi Boateng is currently 22 and dating.

Check Out Her Photos Below: Meet Mimi Boateng: The story behind the young girl who hoisted the AFCON trophy at the CAN 2008 [Photos] Meet Mimi Boateng: The story behind the young girl who hoisted the AFCON trophy at the CAN 2008 [Photos] Meet Mimi Boateng: The story behind the young girl who hoisted the AFCON trophy at the CAN 2008 [Photos] Meet Mimi Boateng: The story behind the young girl who hoisted the AFCON trophy at the CAN 2008 [Photos] Meet Mimi Boateng: The story behind the young girl who hoisted the AFCON trophy at the CAN 2008 [Photos] Meet Mimi Boateng: The story behind the young girl who hoisted the AFCON trophy at the CAN 2008 [Photos] Meet Mimi Boateng: The story behind the young girl who hoisted the AFCON trophy at the CAN 2008 [Photos]

Mimi Boatneg social media handles:

Twitter: @Mimiboat_

LinkedIn: MiMi Boateng 

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