My Story:

The second African competition match ball to be given its own ball and the Adidas Jabulani Angola 2010 CAF Africa Cup of Nations rides on the technology of the Adidas Jabulani 2010 South Africa FIFA World Cup.  The name of the ball “Jabulani Angola” speaks volumes of where the inpiration for the name comes from.  “Jabulani” originates from the Bantu language isiZulu, one of the eleven official languages of the Republic of South Africa, and literally translated it means “to celebrate”, while no prizes for guessing that “Angola” refers to the host country Angola.  The design of the ball has a very African tribal feel to it while the colours of red, black and yellow is drawn from the flag of Angola.

The finals was held at the Estádio 11 de Novembro, Luanda, Angola, and Egypt defeated Ghana 0-1 in normal regulation time.

 

The Official Story:

The adidas Jabulani Angola ball is the official match ball for the Africa Cup of Nations, and it continues the celebration of football on the African continent in 2010.

Inspired by the yellow, red and black of the Angolan flag, the colourful and mystical design of the Jabulani Angola ball reflects the commitment and passion shared by adidas and African football.  Angolan pride in its culture and heritage is strongly represented through this vibrant ball, which is hoped will inspire some great football moments this January as sixteen teams battle to become Champions of Africa.

The Jabulani Angola ball features adidas’ ground-breaking Grip’n’Grove profile, to produce a stable ball flight and perfect grip under all conditions.  Comprising of only eight thermal bonded 3-D panels, which for the first time are spherically moulded, the adidas Jabulani Angola ball has been developed to be the most perfectly round and accurate ball ever produced.

(Reference: www.soccerbible.com)

 

Technical Story:

Made in China.

FIFA Approved Code: 202.A8J


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