Kenya is among the nine countries that have been selected in Africa to host the World Cup trophy as from May this year.
The trophy is expected to be in Kenya on May 26, and 27 courtesy of the Coca-Cola company.
We are excited to bring the FIFA World Cup trophy to Kenya to give millions of Kenyans an opportunity to experience the magic of the event even if the country did not qualify for the tournamentDebra Mallowa
The World Cup tournament will kick off on November 21, and ends on December 18, in Qatar.
Only five countries in Africa have qualified to play in the tournament.
The countries include; Ghana, Senegal, Tunisia, Morocco and Cameroon.
In an interview, the Vice president for Coca-Cola East and Central Africa Franchise, Debra Mallowa said they are jubilant to be part of the tour.
“We are excited to bring the FIFA World Cup trophy to Kenya to give millions of Kenyans an opportunity to experience the magic of the event even if the country did not qualify for the tournament,” said Mallowa.
She added: “Coca cola has a strong footprint in Kenya where we have operated for over 70 years, supporting and promoting local sports and talent across different disciplines.”
“We are thrilled to share this iconic moment with our customers, stakeholders, and football fans in Kenya,” she said.
She noted: “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 missed on the World Cup spot after finishing third at the qualifier group stage, three points behind neighbours Uganda who finished second, and ten points behind Mali.
Rwanda finished last in the group, earning just one point.
The trophy tour comes after FIFA, he world football governing body suspended Kenya from international football and tournaments.
The suspension on February 24 followed the disbandment of the country’s football management body, Football Kenya Federation by Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed.
In a FIFA press conference, the FIFA president Gianni Infantino announced the indefinite suspension from all football activities.