The FIFA World Cup™ Trophy made its 34th stop on its tour of Africa when it arrived in Kenya on Thursday. It was received by President Mwai Kibaki, who declared the arrival was a great event in the life of the country.
"Winning the World Cup trophy is every footballer's dream and its arrival in Kenya is an opportunity to reconnect with one's soccer ambitions and to appreciate that dreams can come true," said Kibaki.
Prime Minister Raila Odinga was also on hand to welcome the Trophy, plus officials from FIFA and Coca-Cola before it made its way to the Nation Centre in Nairobi for a special ceremony. Indeed, such was the interest in its arrival that a special programme was aired on national television!
The Trophy Tour ends on 3 December in South Africa, the day before the Final Draw for the FIFA World Cup.