Africa's Winter Olympians carry flags high in PyeongChang

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The opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics took place on Friday at the PyeongChang Olympic stadium, with Nigeria's contingent, dressed in their equestrian-inspired outfit, making up the bulk of the African contingent.

Flag bearer Ngozi Onwumere, a member of the famous Nigerian women's bobsled team, led the Nigerian athletes into the stadium, and was joined by her team-mates Akuoma Omeoga and Seun Adigun, as well as skeleton driver Simi Adeagbo.

Ghana was represented by skeleton driver Akwasi Frimpong, the lone athlete from his country and only their second-ever winter Olympian. He will be the first West African man to participate in the skeleton event.

As for South Africa, alpine skier Connor Wilson carried the Rainbow Nation's flag, another lone ranger for an African country. He will be participating in the Slalom and Grand Slalom events, and is a veterinary student at the University of Vermont.