“JABULANI” - that is the name of the FIFA 2010 World Cup soccer ball.
“Jabulani” is isiZulu and means “to celebrate“. IsiZulu is one of the eleven official languages of South Africa and almost 25% of the population speaks it.
International fans will enjoy passionate football celebrations all over South Africa and the name of the 2010 World Cup soccer ball appropriately pays tribute to these celebrations. Everyone will feel the passion of soccer!
Did you know that the design of the ball shows 11 different colours, which represent: the 11 players in every team, the 11 official languages of South Africa and the 11 South African communities that make the country one of the most ethnologically diverse countries on the African continent.
Below you can watch a video how the FIFA 2010 World Cup soccer ball is produced.