Fifa World Cup trophy lands in Kenya for the third time
Earlier on Monday, it was song, dance, joy and honor at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport as Fifa delegation arrived to a warm reception for the Fifa World cup trophy tour.
The world prestigious soccer trophy is made of 18 karat pure Gold with malachite base, and stands 36.8 centimeters high and weighs 6.1 kilograms.
This is the third time the Sh1billion gold trophy is landing in Kenya. The 36-centimetre tall trophy made a similar stop in 2010 ahead of the World Cup tournaments in South Africa and in 2013 before the games in Brazil.
It is on an international tour to promote this year’s tournament, which begins in June in Russia. The coveted trophy will move to 51 countries and 91 cities by the time the games start. Kenyans will view the trophy on Tuesday at KICC before its departure to Mozambique.
The trophy, however, is only touched by heads of state and Kenyans can only be allowed to take a close photo, without touching the it. Kenya is among the 10 African countries where local fans will have an opportunity to interact with the coveted trophy.