26th November, 2014
German sporting giant, Adidas and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Wednesday presented Marhaba, the Official Match Ball for the Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015.
Marhaba, will be officially revealed on Wednesday, 3 December 2014 during the draw of the final tournament at the Sipopo Convention Centre in Malabo.
Taking inspiration from the intricate history of the tournament and its famously passionate fans, the ball was designed in collaboration with CAF. The distinctive gold and blue colouring on the ball represents the contrasting landscapes of the continent, from the Sahara desert to the bright azure sky of the Indian and Atlantic Ocean.
Like its counterparts in regional and international tournaments, Marhaba has gone through a thorough testing process to make sure that it is suited to the playing conditions during the tournament. The technology incorporated into the bladder and carcass of the ball is identical to the Brazuca (2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil) and the ever popular UEFA Champions League™ Official Match Ball.
The Official Match Ball for the Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015, is available to buy at selected adidas retail outlets and associated stockists from Monday, 1 December 2014.