OLA: CAF’s New Match Ball Name Pays Tribute to Nigeria’s Rich Legacy



As Africa’s top clubs prepare to battle for the TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup and TotalEnergies CAF Champions League titles this weekend, the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) and PUMA have unveiled a new match ball: OLA.

Starting this weekend, OLA will be used in the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League Final first leg between Espérance Sportive de Tunis and Al Ahly of Egypt in Tunis, and in the second leg of the TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup final between Zamalek and RS Berkane at the Cairo International Stadium on Sunday.

The name “OLA” was chosen for its rich cultural significance, meaning “wealth,” “honour,” and “respect” in Yoruba, and “rise” and “success” in Arabic. This symbolic name represents the dynamic and energetic nature of African football. The design of OLA is inspired by the vibrant colours, art, and traditions of the African continent, embodying the spirit of Africa.

Get ready for an exciting weekend of top-tier African football, with OLA at the center of the action.


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