As Africa counts down to its biennial football showpiece to be hosted by Cameroon this year, CAF have unveiled ‘Toghu’ as the official match ball.

The match ball sources its name from deep rooted tradition in Cameroon, where ‘Toghu’ is a popular traditional outfit. ‘Toghu’, initially designed for royalty in the North West territory of Cameroon, is a multi-coloured embroidered outfit. It possesses a black velvet fabric and is heavy to wear. The attire was worn by the Cameroonian athletic team to the 2012 Olympic games in London. It remains popular amongst the people of Bamileke.

With a smart panel configuration, the FIFA approved match ball features simple technological features. The ball will be used for all 52 AFCON games.

Designed on the ball, are patterns of the popular Toghu wear.

The games will start January 9, next year.



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