July 02, 2010
Support “BaGhana BaGhana” today
Ghana and Australian fans share a moment at the Cape Town FIFA Fan Fest™. Photo by Travis Robertson
Ghana, the only African team still in contention for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, will have much support behind them today when they take on Uruguay in their quarter-final clash at 20h30 this evening. Ghana have been fondly dubbed “BaGhana BaGhana” by South Africans, after their own team, “Bafana Bafana”, were unluckily knocked out of the tournament in the first round.
If Ghana win tonight, they will become the first African nation to progress to the semi-finals of a World Cup.
Western Cape MEC for Finance, Economic Development and Tourism Alan Winde arrived at a press conference on Thursday with a Ghana badge on his jacket and encouraged Cape Town residents and visitors to get behind the “Black Stars,” who beat United States 2-1 in their Round of 16 match.
Ghana are the world U-20 champions and recently entertained more than 50 000 people during the Cape Town International Challenge at Cape Town Stadium.
Ghana fans in Cape Town who have turned out to watch their team play on the big screen at the FIFA Fan Fest™ during the tournament, have added to the World Cup spirit with their colourful outfits and friendly nature.