The Adidas Wawa Aba football may be one of the major contributing factors for the flurry of goals we have seen so far at this year’s African Cup of Nations.
Already 54 goals have been scored following the conclusion of the second round of matches in the group stages, surpassing the number of goals scored at the same stage in the last four tournaments. At the 2006 tournament in Egypt, 33 goals were scored in the four groups after the second round of matches. The figure for the same stage at the 2004 tournament in Tunisia is 49 and that of the 2002 ACN in Mali is 15. So far in Ghana, 15 goals have been netted in Group A, 7 in Group B, 18 in Group C and 14 in group D.
Football analysts say the increasing number of goals may be a combination of more attacking play and the Adidas Wawa Aba football that is being used. The football is made of 14 panels produced with revolutionary thermo bonding technology. A thick inner layer enable perfect flight features enabling players to optimally control the ball and shoot with incredible power and precision.