World Cup trophy tour heads for SA

source: SouthAfrica.info
12 April 2010

The Fifa World Cup trophy is set to arrive in South Africa on the final leg of its global tour, starting in the Western Cape on 7 May before returning to Gauteng province ahead of the World Cup kick-off at Soccer City on 11 June.

The World Cup trophy began its tour at the Fifa headquarters in Zurich in September last year and has already toured 83 countries.

To date, nearly 200 000 fans across the African continent have attended trophy tour events, while 37 heads of state have greeted the trophy’s arrival in their country, including Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba, Ghanaian President John Kurfour and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

“Millions of South Africans will get an opportunity to see the Fifa World Cup trophy up close, and some who would have won competition tickets will have a special moment of taking a picture with the trophy, and participate in celebrations as it moves across all nine provinces,” Coca-Cola’s World Cup project GM Onwell Msomi said in [continue reading]

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