Adidas Le 80 Diambars – FIFA Approved 202.A1D
The Ligue 1 will use a special matchball dedicated to the promotion of education through sport for the Week 24 round of games.
The ball, manufactured by adidas, is based on the ’80’ matchball which has been used throughout the French top-flight campaign, but sports the logo of the Diambars association, founded by former Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Bernand Lama, ex-RC Lens player Jimmy Adjovi-Boco and 1998 World Cup winner Patrick Vieira. The association, which intially started out in Senegal before opening branches elsewhere, aims to use childrens’ passion for playing football as a motor to get them into education.
“With this ‘solidarity’ ball, we’re trying to get over our commitment for a more responsible football, and show our concern for the values it stands for,” said LFP President Frédéric Thiriez. “We support the Diambars intiative, which is run by former Ligue 1 players like Bernard Lama, who wish to give back to football what it has given them.”
As part of the weekend’s festivities, Lama and Adjovi-Boco will give the ceremonial kick-off to the first and last games of Week 24, the Paris Saint-Germain – Bastia clash on Friday evening and Olympique Lyonnais’ encounter with Lille 48 hours later.
“For ten years now, adidas has been proud to accompany Diambars and Patrick Vieira, co-founder of the association. This ball carries in it the values of sharing and solidarity,” said adidas France director-general Alain Pourcelot. “Through this, we hope to give a boost to the financing of the socio-educational projects of our association partner, and also make more people aware of the fantastic work done by Diambars across the world.”
FR: La Ligue 1 va utiliser une élite spéciales du match ball Adidas Le 80 Diambars dédiés à la promotion de l’éducation par le sport pour la semaine 24 tour de jeux.