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Adidas announce 2013 Afcon ball name

Posted: 21 February 2012 Time: 09:34

Adidas has announced the official match-ball name for 2013 African Nations Cup tournament, which South Africa will host.

Katlego, which over a three-week period beat alternate names khanya (which means light) and motswako (which means mixture/medley) as the official match-ball name, was chosen by African football fans – via an online competition – across the continent.

It will be adidas’ fourth consecutive sponsorship of the Afcon official match ball.

“Adidas is proud to be at the helm of the production and the naming of yet one more South African-inspired official match-ball following the resounding successes of both the Kopanya and Jabulani balls, which were launched for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2010 FIFA World Cup respectively,” Zobuzwe Ngobese, PR manager at Adidas South Africa, tells

“This will be adidas’ fourth official match-ball for the Afcon since its partnership with the federation in 2008.”

The overall design and the technology utilised in the making of Katlego will be officially unveiled in October 2012.

“We are confident the 2013 Afcon tournament will be a resounding success as the name of the official match ball suggests,” adds Ngobese.

South Africa will host the biennial competition in place of Libya, which is experiencing political problems.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 09:44 am
posted: 09:55 am
guess dc is da ball slimkat will dream of touchn since hel be warmin da bench da whole tournament.
posted: 10:10 am
This is solid acknowledgement of the great job that has been done by Katlego killer mphela. i am glad i voted for this name. We should support our players when they are down not when they are on fire only.
Donald Duck
posted: 11:30 am
eish, cant wait 4 afcon. Phillip is here again,....bring de tickets man..
posted: 11:56 am
So, Mphela will be kicking himself?
posted: 02:45 pm
Jaa CAF nee!!! Is this 2013 Nations cup necessary. Dat hayatou has lost his balls not dat he had any!! Dey could just waited for 2015 period
posted: 03:13 pm
Hope they give it to PSL js 4 our players to have a kick of the new ball as some wont make it!
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