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World cup trophy coming to Nairobi

The FIFA World Cup trophy is set to land in Nairobi next Thursday as part of the its global journey in the run up to the 2014 World Cup.

It will be the second time Nairobi is playing host to the trophy when it lands in the country on November 14 from Ghana.

This is part of the 267 countries globe-trotting journey of the 6.175Kg 18 carrat trophy which began its journey in Brazil.

The World tour kicked off at the Christ The Redemer Statue located at Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro City, Brazil.

The trophy, with a base depicting two humans holding up the earth, will kick off its 20 day tour of Africa in Egypt then proceed to Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania  and South Africa before going back to Brazil where it is expected on December 6.

The last time the trophy was in Kenya was in 2009 ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup hosted in South Africa.

The tour is sponsored by Coca Cola who are expected to make the announcement later in the week.

Only heads of States and government are allowed to touch the trophy, with fans only being accorded the privilege to take photos with the trophy.

The trophy was designed in 1974 after the original one was stolen in Brazil.