Supervisor Elham AbolFateh
Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

CAF Unveils New Official Match Ball, OLA

Thu 16 May 2024 | 01:54 PM
“OLA” – the new CAF Interclub Official Match
“OLA” – the new CAF Interclub Official Match
Mohamed Mandour

Ahead of this weekend’s blockbuster line-up that sees Africa’s top clubs battle for TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup and TotalEnergies CAF Champions League top honours, Confédération Africaine de Football (“CAF”) and PUMA have unveiled a new match ball: OLA.

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

"OLA," which means "wealth," "honour," and "respect" in Yoruba, and “rise" and "success" in Arabic, was chosen to symbolize the dynamic and energetic nature of African football.

Embodying the spirit of Africa, Ola's design is inspired by the continent's vibrant colours, art, and traditions.