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VIDEO: Club León name local zoo’s lion cub at ceremony in empty stadium

Sambu is invited to mark his paw print on a certificate.

Club León name a Lion cub, Sambu
(Image: Twitter/Club León)

Tan contentos estamos con el nacimiento de los tres leones en el @zooleon, que uno de ellos está en casa. Aquí se los presentamos: pic.twitter.com/npZ5qZ83Jo

— Club León (@clubleonfc) December 13, 2018

Mexican side Club León held a naming ceremony at their stadium for a tiny lion cub, recently born at a zoo near their location in the city in Guanajuato.

Just a few club staff and waiting press were privy to the animal’s visit after he was brought to the empty Estadio León by expert handlers from Zooleon on Thursday.

Seguimos felices por “Sambu” que ahora en vivo el Director de @zooleon, Francisco Muñoz, nos cuenta más de los tres nuevos integrantes del zoológico.

Sintoniza a #LaFiera aquí 👂🏼
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📲https://t.co/FjES5Oj8V5 pic.twitter.com/l5z7xYguo1

— Club León (@clubleonfc) December 14, 2018

Pillos pillos, eh @clubleonfc 👏👏

Así presentaron a la nueva fiera del club ¿o no @rubenssambueza?🦁 pic.twitter.com/0gHISFUAJx

— MedioTiempo (@mediotiempo) December 13, 2018

The little lion was presented with a certificate after marking a paw print on it and named Sambu on the day the team announced the signing of veteran midfielder Rubens Sambueza for next season.

Reportedly born just a couple of weeks ago, the cub was able to have little play with a football and was pictured being held up by Club León’s lion mascot.