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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has unveiled the official match ball for this year’s women’s Cup of Nations in Morocco.

 

CAF unveiled the match ball on their website on Friday.

A statement from the football body read:”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.

 

The 2022 WAFCON will serve as the qualifiers for next year’s women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

 

The Super Falcons of Nigeria are the reigning champions following their achievement in 2018.

 

Randy Waldrum’s team is in Group C with South Africa, Botswana and Burundi.

They will kickoff the defence of their title against South Africa on July 4th in Rabat.


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