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June 15, 2009

Confederations Cup Opening Ceremony

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Ellis Park starts to fill up for the opening match of the Confederations Cup, Sunday, June 14, 2009.

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The opening ceremony of the 2009 Confederations Cup in Johannesburg begins.

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Actors and actresses dressed in costumes from all over Africa lent colour to the opening ceremony of the Confederations Cup.

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Participants in the 2009 Confederations Cup opening ceremony painted each other and themselves in bright colours ...

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... before coming together to form a perfect South African flag.

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South African flags flew all over the Ellis Park Stadium. South Africa’s team, Bafana Bafana, only managed a 0-0 draw against Iraq, which disappointed the crowd.

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A young Bafana Bafana supporter cheers his team on. His headgear is a makaraba, a traditional soccer supporter’s hat made from a plastic miner’s helmet.

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