Susa is Fifa U20s mascot

The National,Wednesday June 15th, 2016

THE official mascot of the Fifa Under-20 Women’s World Cup was unveiled at the Sir John Guise stadium in Port Moresby on Saturday.
The mascot is the female Bird of Paradise — unique to Papua New Guinea — and is nicknamed Susa, which means sister in the Tok Pisin, the language commonly used by locals.
The Bird of Paradise is the national emblem of PNG, and its colours of red, yellow and black represent the colours of the national flag.
The headband represents the traditional head dress worn throughout the four regions of the country.
The mascot was created to capture the enthusiasm of fans from all over the world, who can identify with Susa, an active sporty mascot that embodies the joy of playing football.
According the Fifa director of marketing Thierry Weil: “She is fun-loving, friendly and fair.
“This makes her the perfect ambassador for the tournament with the growing number of young women in PNG, who have been inspired by the hosting of the tournament in their home country.”
“The unveiling of the mascot marks another milestone in PNG’s preparation towards hosting a tournament of this standard.
“Susa is a fitting ambassador for the tournament and her uniqueness symbolises the diversity of Papua New Guinea,” she said.
“Susa will become an ambassador  for PNG, representing the country and spreading the message of football throughout the world in November,” PNGFA president David Chung said.
“Susa will embark on a tour of the provinces, aimed at motivating and encouraging young Papua New Guineans to engage in football — whether as players or spectators.”
The Fifa U20 Women’s World Cup will be held in Port Moresby from November 13 to December 3 and will see 16 teams vying for world football’s U20 women’s crown.