News ahead of the winter season of the Serie A TIM: the winter version of the football has returned. The white Nike Merlin ACC will take a turn to sit on the bench, whilst the yellow Nike Merlin Hi-vis takes its place.
"Nike and the Lega Serie A proudly present the official football for the 2018-2019 winter season. The Nike Merlin Hi-Vis Lega Serie A Official Ball is the first ball equipped with All Condition Control technology" - Lega Serie A
A classic move to promote the visibility of the sphere-object, this change is made due to the advent of the winter weather which can lead to problems such as fog, rain, or snow.
Marking the switch, the official Instagram account of the Serie A TIM posted a picture of the white Nike Merlin, stating complete statistics of the football during its tenure. It states the number of minutes played, shots taken, and goals scored with the ball.