An SA Perspective

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FIFA Confederations Cup kicks off in SA

Confederations Cup Logo

June 15, 2009, Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg- SA welcomed the soccer world yesterday at the Ellis Park Stadium for the Opening of the dress rehearsal for next years World Cup- the FIFA Confederations Cup.

Although South African fans can be disappointed in the performance by national team, Bafana Bafana drawing to Iraq in a goalless match, the 30 minute opening ceremony was definitely worth being proud of.

700 school pupils were featured as a human SA flag while they formed a giant formation before painting the FIFA Confederations Cup logo on a giant banner whilst being circled by the flags of the eight nations participating in the tournament.

Jazz icon, Hugh Masekela and Lebo M and Yvonne Chaka Chaka announced the teams before FIFA President, Sepp Blatter and SA President, Jacob Zuma declared the tournament under way.

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