The FIFA World Cup trophy has arrived in Kenya for the third time on its Africa tour. The World Cup trophy is an initiative by FIFA and the Coca-Cola company. The tour is in preparation for the World Cup which will take place in June 2018 and will be hosted by Russia.
The trophy landed in Kenya from Ethiopia accompanied by FIFA officials and was received by the Minister for Tourism, Najib Balala and Minister for Sports Rashid Echesa among other Kenyan officials.
President Uhuru Kenyatta later received the trophy at State House Nairobi and promised to support sporting talent in the country with an aim of having Kenya participate in the World Cup. Kenya has never been to World Cup in the history of the competition.
Kenyans have a chance to view the World Cup trophy today at KICC between 7am and 7pm. To be able to view the trophy, you just need to buy two Coke drinks at the entrance. The trophy can only be touched by heads of state and Kenyans will only be allowed to take a photo and not touch the trophy.
The World Cup trophy will next head to Mozambique on Wednesday.