Brazilian superstar, Neymar Júnior paid €160,000 for the ball used during the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations final between Senegal and Egypt.

Neymar was the highest bidder for the AFCON final ball in a charity event intended to raise over 2 million euros to cater for children affected by cancer and HIV in Africa.

Among the items auctioned, was a signed Jersey from Teammates Mbappe and Lionel Messi , a signed jersey from Mane and a pair of his cleats , the ball used at the 2021 AFCON finals between Senegal and Egypt in Cameroon on February 6, signed by all Senegalese players.

Mbappé and Neymar contrasted for the AFCON final ball, but the former Barcelona forward won the bid.

Over 270 high profile personalities in and out of the sporting world, attended the charity event that was hosted by Senegalese player Idrissa Gana Gueye through the “For Hope” foundation in Paris.