TONIGHT, the whole of Africa will be behind the Black Stars of Ghana as they take on Uruguay at Soccer City in a quarterfinal clash.
While they have already made history by being the last African team standing in the first World Cup on African soil, the continent's hopes rest on their feet.
Yesterday South African celebrities and sportsmen came out in support of the the Black Stars.
Funnyman David Kau said: "Right now you are our national team. We are just asking you to win."
TV personality Bonang Matheba said: "Though they are usually known as the Black Stars now they are Shining Stars."
Comedian Chris Forrest said: "Go, Ghana, and I hope you make it."
House DJ Black Coffee said: "Everybody seems to be putting pressure on this team but they are our only hope."
Rapper Slikour said: "Good luck to Ghana for making history. Uruguay bazoyifak'ugwayi."
Said accomplished boxing trainer Nick Durandt: "I will be at the stand to root for Ghana, who have made the African continent proud. I believe they will rise to the occasion."
Australia-based South African and IBO welterweight holder Lovemore "Black Panther" Ndou said: "I urge all Africans to rally round the Black Stars. They made all of us proud. I can't stop talking about Ghana here in Australia. They are our only hope in the World Cup."
Dingaan "The Rose of Soweto" Thobela said: "Ghana deserve our unwavering support. Africans kept me going in all the corners of the globe where I fought, so if we do that for Ghana, surely they will proceed to the next round."
Former Bafana Bafana midfield maestro Doctor Khumalo said: "We have been there for the African teams from day one. Yes, I'm over the moon that Ghana are still in the tournament and we are all proud of their achievement."
One of South Africa's most prominent soccer fans, Botha "White Shower Cap" Mosia, has called for a Football Friday today in support of Ghana.
"Let's wear our soccer jerseys and fly the South Africans flag to spur the Black Stars on to victory."
Soccer commentator Aubrey "The Great" Motloung is also drumming support for the Black Stars in North West.
"We are all rooting for them."