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CAF Adopts Yoruba Name, “Ola” For Official Match Ball

by Silverbird News24

Confederation of African Football, CAF, has adopted a Nigerian language name of its official match ball for the interclubs competitions.

Ahead of this weekend’s blockbuster line-up that sees Africa’s top clubs battle for CAF Confederation Cup and CAF Champions League top honours, the confederation and its matchball producers, PUMA have unveiled a new match ball “OLA.”

In a press statement, CAF explains that “OLA,” means “wealth,” “honour,” and “respect” in Yoruba, and “rise” and “success” in Arabic. It explained that the name was chosen to symbolize the dynamic and energetic nature of African football.

Embodying the spirit of Africa, Ola’s design is inspired by the continent’s vibrant colours, art, and traditions.


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