"I am proud that we have stretched our wings to a new territory. We are proud that we will leave the legacy behind in addition to the 9 million rands for education of South African children.
"We have connected the two rainbow countries. I have seen that nothing is impossible in this country. It took just four weeks for us to organise an tournament of this scale. I am grateful to the government and the CSA for all their support," he said.
In Image: South African Artists perform during the opening ceremony.