The Fifa World Cup trophy will arrive in Kenya on 26th May 2022 ahead of this year’s World Cup in Qatar.
According to the vice-president of Coca-Cola East and Central Africa, Debra Mallowah, the coveted trophy will be on display in Nairobi on 26th and 27th May.
“We’re excited to carry the Fifa World Cup trophy to Kenya to offer thousands and thousands of Kenyans a chance to experience the magic of the occasion even when the nation didn’t qualify for the match,” Mallowah stated.
We are thrilled to share this iconic moment with our consumers, stakeholders, and football fans in Kenya. Football is a sport that unites us all in a unique way, and this will be a moment for all of us to enjoy and be part of this global, iconic experience.”
Kenya is among the nine African countries selected to host the trophy ahead of the showpiece slated for November 21 through to December 18, 2022.
This will be the third time the World Cup will be displayed in Kenya in 2010 and 2018.
Only President Uhuru Kenyatta will be allowed to touch the trophy. Apart from a country’s sitting president, only players who were part of a World Cup-winning team are allowed to hold the trophy, according to Fifa rules.
The trophy will be coming to Kenya at a time when Fifa has suspended the country from all its activities over government interference in the management of the popular sport.