Following a weekend in Ethiopia, the gorgeous FIFA World Cup Trophy has arrived in the neigbouring Kenya on Monday.
For starters, Kenya is among the ten African destinations in the Trophy’s 51-country global tour.
Newly re-elected President Uhuru Kenyatta will also have a feel of the trophy at his Nairobi based State House,
The Trophy tour concedes with the visit of the International Automobile Federation (FIA) president Jean Todt who is in Kenya to open the Safari Rally WRC Project offices at Kasarani and commission the offices set up by the Government in its bid to return Kenya to World Rally status.
This will be the first high-profile activity for the new Cabinet secretary for Sports, Rashid Echesa.
Among the VIPs at the Jomo Kenyatta airport to welcome the world’s most coveted football trophy was the Coke Senior franchise brand manager, Rodney Nzioka.
This is the third Fifa Football World Cup Trophy Tour in Kenya.
The Sports CS received the trophy, delivered by Willfreight Express Cargo Services after going through customs clearance at the airport.
On Tuesday, fans will have an opportunity to see the trophy at Kenyatta International Convention Centre.
After 48 hour in Kenya, the FIFA World Cup trophy will head to Mozamibque on the last day of February 2018 (Wednesday, 28th).
On March 1st and 2nd, the trophy will be in Johannesburg and Cape Town City shall host the entourage on March 3rd.
From Cape Town, the trophy will be flown to Kampala on 5th and 6th March 2018.
On 5th March 2018, the World Cup trophy will be recieved at Entebbe International Airport before it will be hosted by the head of state, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at Entebbe State House.
Only heads of states and former winners are allowed to handle the FIFA World Cup trophy with their naked hands.
The same day, it will be taken to the Century bottling company headquarters at Namanve and there will be an official public viewing opportunity at the Lugogo Cricket Oval in Kampala.
Nigeria, Senegal, Cote D’Ivoire and Egypt will be the final countries to host the trophy on the African continent.
For starters, only ten countries will host the trophy tour in Africa.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup trophy tour kicked off last September in host country Russia and will visit more than 50 countries and regions across six continents, travelling 126,000 kilometers in nine months in the lead-up to the football tournament.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held from June 14-July 15, 2018 in Russia.
- Addis Ababa, Ethiopia February 24-25
- Nairobi, Kenya February 26-27
- Maputo, Mozambique February 28
- Johannesburg, South africa March 1-2
- Cape Town, South Africa March 3
- Kampala, Uganda March 5-6
- Abuja, Nigeria March 7-8
- Lagos, Nigeria March 9-10
- Dakar, Senegal March 11-12
- Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire March 13-14
- Cairo, Egypt March 15-16
- Naples, Italy March 17-19
- Paris, France March 20-21
- Cologne, Germany March 22-23
- Oslo, Norway March 24
- Torshavn, Faroe Islands March 24-25
- Reykjavik, Iceland March 25
- Tucuman, Argentina March 27-28
- Berazategui, Argentina March 29
- Buenos Aires March 30-31
- Rosario, Argentina April 1-2
- Bogota, Colombia April 3-5
- Panama City, Panama April 6
- San Jose, Costa Rica April 7-8
- Guadalajara, Mexico April 9-10
- Monterrey, Mexico April 11-12
- Mexico City, Mexico April 13-15
- New York, USA April 16
- Miami, USA April 17
- Los Angeles, USA April 18-20
- Frankfurt, Germany April 22
- Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia April 23
- Beijing, China P.R April 25
- Shanghai, China P.R April 26
- Tokyo, Japan April 27-28
- Osaka, Japan April 29-30
- Vladivostok, Russia May 1