KAMPALA, (Xinhua) --
Uganda’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni will
host the 2018 FIFA World Cup trophy on March 5th.
Uganda will be among
the privileged 10 African countries that will host the coveted
trophy. Simon Kaheru, the Coca Cola Uganda Public Relations
manager told Xinhua on Tuesday that the trophy will arrive on
March 5th from Cape Town, South Africa and on the
same day be hosted by the President in Entebbe.
President Museveni is incidentally the only person in Uganda
allowed to hold the trophy with bare hands, according to the
rules of the trophy tour where only Presidents and former
winning captains of the World Cup can also hold it.
“We are extremely
happy to be hosting the FIFA World Cup Trophy. This makes us
proud as Ugandans. It will be a motivational moment as well,”
The trophy will also
be taken to the Coca Cola plant in Namanve, VIP viewing at the
Serena Hotel and on March 6th for public viewing at
the Lugogo Cricket Oval.
Overall, there are
51 countries where this trophy has been moving between January
and April 2018 before it ends up in Russia where the World Cup
will be hosted between June 14 and July 15th.
The 2018 FIFA World
Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial
international football tournament contested by 32 men’s national
teams of the member associations of FIFA.