Umbro, the CAF technical sponsors, unveiled the official match ball for the Confederation Cup final between South Africa’s Orlando Pirates and RS Berkane of Morocco.
The match will be held in Uyo, Akwa State, Nigeria, and will begin at 20h00 local time (19h00 GMT) on Friday, May 20th.
This is yet another exciting aspect of the build-up to the match in Nigeria.
Based on Umbro’s renowned Neo Pro ball model, the official match ball is “FIFA Quality Pro” certified for use at the highest levels of the professional game and utilizes the latest in structural and fabrication technology with a unique graphic that draws on the structural elements of the tournament’s trophy.
Nicole Marcus, Production Manager at Umbro South Africa said: “The Confederation Cup is a showpiece of domestic football and to reach the final of such a prestigious continental tournament is a momentous achievement that should be celebrated. This ball is a celebration of Africa’s football excellence and a tribute to all those who have contributed to it.”
Pirates emerged 2-1 aggregate victory over Libyan side Al Ahly Tripoli in semifinals of the competition while Berkane eliminated DR. Congo side TP Mazembe.