Good morning everyone.
I declare the 2019 African Nations Cup open.
May the games be played in the true spirit of sportsmanship, cultural fusion, oneness and fair play.
Lets display our strong African culture, the love of the game and exemplary behaviour on and off the field.
May we entertain our community and the generality of the Australian community.
May we be a source of pride for this and future generations.
Let those sparks fly in the field and our good naturedness, let it fill the Australian atmosphere.
Good luck to all the amazing 20 teams.
I am proud of you.
The whole Executive Committee is proud of you.