By Lwazi Dlamini
The FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy has finally arrived in South Africa after months of waiting.
The trophy entered the African continent through Morocco on Monday. The trophy will be displayed in Soweto on Wednesday enabling South Africans to have a chance of getting up close and personal with the prestigious work of art.
According to the online publication, Centre-circle, residents of Pimville/Klipspruit and surrounding areas have been invited to Shapa Soweto (formerly known as Nike Football Training Centre) to pose for photographs next to the trophy and to mingle with some of the Banyana Banyana players and head coach Desiree Ellis, who will be present from 10:00 am.
On Thursday, the trophy will be on display at the SABC Radio Park foyer in Auckland Park between 7:00 am-10:00 am, before making its way to the Chris Hani Mall in Vosloorus from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
The next stop for the tour will be Zambia on Friday before exiting the continent through Nigeria on Sunday.
All four African countries – Morocco, South Africa, Zambia and Nigeria are part of the journey of the trophy, which visits all the nations that have qualified for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup that will be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand from July 20 to August 20.