A soccer ball fit for Africa...

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Having grown up in Africa, I learned at a young age that football (alright, soccer) is best played with bare feet. Playing on grass is nice, but not required.

A ball, however, is not optional. That's why this article caught my eye. Apparently, Sting has funded the development of a soccer ball that even the rough, grassless pitches on which the game is generally played in Africa can't destroy.

Too bad for Bono. And he thought he was going to save Africa...

Lucas Weeks

Lucas serves as an assistant pastor at Clearnote Church in Bloomington, Indiana. Although he pines for the warm, tropical weather that was familiar to him growing up in west and central Africa, he has since made peace with the harsher climes of North America.

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