Press Photos-part of the opening ceremony
CAIRO – 23 June 2019: AFCON opening ceremony that took place on Friday night amazed the world, proving Egypt's ability to organize international events.
National and international media offered ample space to talk about the opening ceremony that was admired by millions of football fans around the world.
The Spanish newspaper, AS, lauded Egypt’s wonderful organizational skills, stressing that Egypt is worthy of the prestigious tournament witnessing the participation of 24 teams for the first time in the competition.
The British newspaper, The Guardian, described the opening ceremony asan amazing event, praising the organizing company, incredible shows, professional dancers and the catchy fireworks.
Also, BBC News affirmed that the opening ceremony included distinctive shows and awesome dances, dubbing the whole event as a prestigious one.
The Moroccan newspaper, Al –Montakhab, opened its June 22 edition with a grasping title, “Historical Opening Ceremony”, where it stated that in spite of its short span that did not exceed 20 minutes, it grasped the attention of audiences around the world.
Furthermore, the Emirati newspaper, Al Ittihad, said the opening ceremony was splendid with its folkloric shows that reflected the ancient Egyptian civilization.
Friday night was a big night for all Egyptians and Africans at large as the finest artists from around the world did their thing prior to the opening match of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations between the hosts Egypt and Zimbabwe