Wawa Aba means “seed of the wawa (tree).” It is a symbol of hardiness, toughness, and perseverance.
Wawa Aba literally means “seed of the wawa,” that is, seed of the wawa plant (Triplochiton scleroxylon). This seed is reputed for its hardness. Thus, Wawa Aba is a symbol of hardness, strength, toughness, endurance, durability, and so on.
The wood of the wawa plant is popular in the region for its use in building and carpentry.
Adidas named the official match ball for MTN Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2008 Wawa Aba.