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FIFA World Cup 2010, Topnews

11. June 2009

South Africa: time to ignite 2010!

Thursday 11 June 2009 marks one year to kick-off of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, and Brand South Africa calls on all South Africans to wear a football jersey or yellow shirt, to fly the South African flag and – at exactly 16h00 – to blow a vuvuzela and sing the national anthem.

The opening ceremony, followed by the first match, of the 2010 Fifa World Cup kicks off at Soccer City, Johannesburg at 4pm on 11 June 2010. Expect a sea of yellow – South Africa, as hosts, will play in the opening match, and yellow will be the dominant colour of Bafana Bafana's World Cup kit.

This Thursday at 15h55, a five-minute count-down will begin on radio stations across the country to cue all South Africans, wherever they are, to sing Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika at 16h00 in a symbolic demonstration of national unity and pride.

President Jacob Zuma will join a crowd of football fans at Green Point Stadium in Cape Town, where the national anthem will be sung and, at exactly 4pm, a soccer ball will be kicked to mark the one-year countdown to the first World Cup to be staged on the African continent.

Be a part of South Africa's World Cup revolution!



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