Tuesday, May 28, 2024

FIFA World Cup trophy lands in Kenya for the third time

The Fifa World Cup trophy has officially landed in Kenya for the third time.

The worlds most coveted trophy was accompanied by Brazilian football star Julian Belletti.

Kenya is among the nine countries in Africa, that we’re selected to host the trophy during it’s world tour ahead of the games.

According to FIFA policies, only the sitting president of the country is authorized to touch the trophy, or a former soccer player, that has ever won the trophy with his country.

This makes President Uhuru Kenyatta the only Kenyan that will be allowed to touch the trophy.

From State House football fans will have an opportunity to see the trophy at the Kenyatta International Conference Center on Friday.

Suspension

The trophy comes in Kenya at a time when the World Football governing body, FIFA, suspended Kenya from international games.

Kenya was suspended by the FIFA council on February 24th, due to the government’s involvement in football matters.

Sports CS Amina Mohamed, disbanded the Kenya Football Federation after cases of corruption were filed against it.

Kenya’s suspension will remain indefinite as it will be lifted once the Football Kenya Federation caretaker committee is ejected and the previous FKF jurisdiction reinstated in office.

World Cup

The World Cup tournament is expected to kick off as from November 21st to December 18th in Qatar this year.

Only five countries in Africa have qualified for the competitions, which include Ghana, Senegal, Tunisia, Morocco and Cameroon.

Kenya failed to advance from the group stages, after losing to Mali, and dropping points to the neighboring rivals Uganda.

The trophy will head to South Africa before going to Tanzania next week.

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