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ICYMI: Meet ‘EmpowerPro’ The Official Tournament Ball For 2022 Women’s African Cup of Nations

Confederation of African Football(CAF) had last week released the official tournament ball for the 2022 TotalEnergies Women’s African Cup of Nations(WAFCON) scheduled to begin on Saturday(tomorrow) till 23th of June 2022 in Morocco.

The tournament ball named “EmpowerPro ” which was made by English sports equipment company Umbro featured a dominant white colour with the popular African colours of Green, Orange, Yellow and Red enclosed inside four circles on the ball, recognizing the growth of Women’s football in Africa.

Unveiling the ball on Friday, CAF disclosed that the ball represents the values of unity, progress, challenge, initiative, diversity and experience that has characterised the growth of African women’s football to reach the lofty heights it occupies today.

“CAF and technical sponsor Umbro today unveiled the official match ball for Africa’s flagship women’s football competition.

“African women’s football has shown a bright, colourful new face to the world as its stars command the world stage, and the official ball of the 2022 TotalEnergies Women’s Africa Cup of Nations is inspired by the new visual identity of African women’s football.

“The WAFCON being held in Morocco from 2 – 23 July 2022 promises to be an energetic wave of energy and excitement as Africa’s elite women’s footballers battle it out for the title of queens of African football.

“And the tournament’s match ball’s strong identity is made of colours filled with symbols related to football.

“It represents the values of unity, progress, challenge, initiative, diversity and experience that has characterised the growth of African women’s football to reach the lofty heights it occupies today,” CAF said.

Hosts Morocco’s Atlas Lionesses will take on their Burkina Faso counterparts in the opening game of the tournament at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium by 9:30pm tomorrow.

This 14th edition of the biennial football tournament will be the first edition to feature 12 teams as the 2020 edition, which would have been the first, was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa.

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