Kuala Lumpur: Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and Kelme have unveiled the official match ball of the AFC Asian Cup 2023 in Qatar, marking a new milestone on the path to the highly anticipated competition, set to take place from 12 January to 10 February 2024.
VORTEXAC23 is designed to capture the excitement, passion, and speed of the game of football while incorporating the iconic maroon colours of the host nation, Qatar. The ball’s design also parallels the emblem of the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023, which is featured at its centre, drawing inspiration from the emblem’s unique colours and shapes to encapsulate the spirit of the competition and that of Asian football.
VORTEXAC23 was designed by the AFC’s Official Global Supporter of National Team Competitions, Kelme, exclusively for the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™. The ball has also undergone extensive technical testing to ensure it meets the highest standards of performance, quality, durability, and readiness for use in competition.
“The AFC is delighted to mark our latest milestone in our journey ahead of the upcoming edition of Asia’s crown jewel – the unveiling of the official match ball for the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™ with our valued partner Kelme.” Datuk Seri Windsor John, AFC General Secretary said.
“Similar to the journey of the AFC Asian Cup™, Kelme has established its presence as one of the world’s leading brands in sport, and we are confident that the innovative design and technology produced by Kelme will provide Asia’s top 24 teams with a match ball of the highest quality.”
Mr. Ke Yongxiang, KELME Chairman said: “We are proud to collaborate with the AFC to develop the official match ball VORTEXAC23 that not only meets the high standards of professional players, but also embodies the excitement and passion of the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™. We are excited to see VORTEXAC23 in action during the tournament.”
KELME, as a global leading sports brand, has been designing and producing high-quality sports equipment and apparel for more than 60 years. KELME is commited to innovation, technology, and design, and is dedicated to providing athletes with the best possible equipment and attires to enhance their performance.
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