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World Cup trophy to tour Kenya

Tuesday November 5 2013

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The Fifa World Cup trophy will land in Kenya on November 27, for its second visit to the country in 3 years. The trophy will be in the country as part of a worldwide tour spanning over 148,000kms through 88 countries and the five continents, courtesy of Coca-Cola.

“The Government has invited the corporate world to assist in celebrating Kenya’s 50 year Celebrations. Coca-Cola is also celebrating 65 years and thus we have, in consideration of the above, lined up this, amongst other activities, to celebrate with and excite our constituents,” Coca-Cola Public Affairs and Communications manager Bob Okello told the Daily Nation.

President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is the only person in the country who will be allowed to touch the trophy, has officially been invited to receive it when it arrives in the country.

During it’s two-day stay in the country, football fans will have a unique opportunity to view and be photographed with the trophy during a public viewing session at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) on November 28th. Lucky fans will also get the opportunity to win branded merchandise.

The Fifa World Cup trophy is awarded to the nation that wins the Fifa World Cup, the world’s most viewed sporting competition.