Thousands turn up for Oz clash
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 (16:57)
Tim Cahill © Gallo Images
Tim Cahill © Gallo Images
Close to 15000 football fans turned up at the Ruimsig Stadium to watch 2010 Fifa World Cup lightweights Australia and Denmark clash in an international friendly on Tuesday.

Australia won 1-0 thanks to a strike from Josh Kennedy, but the match gave the enthusiastic supporters little to cheer about, nevertheless, the atmosphere was stimulating.

“I am enjoying South Africa the crowd is fantastic and this vuvuzela is loud, I have to get used it,” said Danish student Peter Nielsen.

“I think the team also has to get used to it, but this was just a training match and I am sure we will get better. I hope we get through the group stages.”

Michael and Helen Winslyd, an Australian couple, thoroughly enjoyed the crowd and the game.

“It was good fun, especially when we scored. The crowd is very happy and friendly but we just could not hear ourselves think because of that thing (vuvuzela),” said Helen.

“We cannot wait for the World Cup and just hope we make it through to the next round.”

Former Leeds United and Liverpool midfielder Harry Kewell watched from the stands and did not join his team-mates for a light training session after the game.