World Cup trophy arrives in Kenya

World Cup Trophy in Kenya
The FIFA World Cup trophy arrives in Kenya. Photo: Twitter/MagicalKenya

The FIFA World Cup trophy arrived in Kenya yesterday after jetting in with a host of FIFA officials at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport ahead of two-day tour in the country.

The trophy and its handlers were met in Nairobi by government officials, FIFA country officials, and the country manager for Coca Cola, which is sponsoring the tour.

Football fans will get the opportunity to take photographs of it today (Tuesday 27 February) at the Kenyatta International Conventions Centre in Nairobi.

The tour, which will include 51 countries and 91 cities worldwide, including 10 in Africa, is a partnership between the world governing body FIFA and Coca-Cola company. Also joining the tour will be various players who have won the world cup for their countries during their playing career.

FIFA marketing manager Lucas Raschow, who is part of the team taking the trophy to various African countries said: “As you know there has been a lot of African teams participating at the FIFA World Cup and for us it is a great pleasure to be in Africa…. We know there area lot of passionate football fans here and for us it is about inspiring the youth and football players of the country of maybe dreaming of one day winning the FIFA world cup.”


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