June 15, 2009
Confederations Cup Opening Ceremony
Ellis Park starts to fill up for the opening match of the Confederations Cup, Sunday, June 14, 2009.
The opening ceremony of the 2009 Confederations Cup in Johannesburg begins.
Actors and actresses dressed in costumes from all over Africa lent colour to the opening ceremony of the Confederations Cup.
Participants in the 2009 Confederations Cup opening ceremony painted each other and themselves in bright colours ...
... before coming together to form a perfect South African flag.
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.
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.