The FIFA soccer World Cup trophy is making its way through various African countries down to South Africa, the host nation of the 2010 World Cup.
This 14.3Lb (6.5kg) trophy tour has been developed through a partnership between FIFA and Coca Cola where it will tour all 54 African countries before arriving in South Africa.
The trophy is on an 86 country 225 day world tour.
Ivory Coast's President Laurent Gbagbo holds the FIFA soccer World Cup trophy in the capital Abidjan, October 17, 2009, during its tour that takes in all 54 African countries ahead of the 2010 event to be held in South Africa. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon
Zambia's Vice-President George Kunda (R) displays a miniature trophy while standing next to the FIFA World Cup trophy in the capital Lusaka November 8, 2009. REUTERS/Mackson Wasamunu
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni holds the FIFA 2010 World Cup trophy upon its arrival at the State House in Entebbe November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe holds the FIFA soccer World Cup trophy at Harare International Airport November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo