I’m only a month late on this, but the news that Adidas have released a ball for the upcoming African Cup of Nations in Ghana has only just reached me. If I was feeling particularly unkind, I’d describe it as “flamboyant”, but at least you can’t say that they’re not radical. The flip side to this coin is that, well, it looks as if this will be exceptionally difficult for the players to even see. Not satisfied with having made the balls so light that they couldn’t make them any lighter without inflating them with helium, Adidas appear to now be trying to camouflage them. Seriously – of all the colours of the spectrum, green would surely be one that you would leave off the design of a football. Still, it should make things interesting.