Black Stars receive 30 Umbro balls from CAF

Author: Kwame Larweh
The umbro balls presented to the Black Stars

Black Stars have received 30 Umbro official match balls from CAF for their upcoming Africa Cup of Nations stage in Egypt.

This follows the fulfilment of a commitment by CAF, the organising body, to the participating teams.

The 24 participating teams were given 30 Umbro designed footballs to train with ahead of the tournament.

This is to help the various teams to get used to the balls before the tournament.

The Black Stars used the new football in their friendly match against Bafana Bafana of South Africa in Dubai last Saturday.

Umbro, an English Sportswear and equipment supplier, won the bid to manufacture the official match ball for this year’s tournament, having snatched the rights from mitre which produced the official match ball for the previous edition.