FIFA World Cup to Arrive in ‘Football Mad’ Sudan as Part of World Tour
The 2018 FIFA World Cup trophy tour will arrive in Sudan on February 21, which gives Sudanese fans the chance to experience football’s most prestigious prize.
The trophy tour kicked off last September in host country Russia and will visit more than 50 countries across six continents, travelling 126,000 kilometers in nine months leading to the football tournament.
Speaking to reporters Director of Commercial Relations and Soft Drinks, at Dal Food Group, Mahmud Kamal Abdulatif said that the Cup will be brought in the country for two days by private Dubai plane, then move to Addis Ababa.
“The Cup will be displayed at a press conference at the Khartoum airport in the presence of the Minister of Youth and Sports Union, the Sudanese Football Federation, the Sudanese Olympic Committee, FIFA officials and representatives of Coca-Cola Company,” he said.
He expressed his happiness that the Sudan and the Dal Group companies are part of the event.
Director of Communications in DAL, Fathi Osman said that the group was keen to the visit of the trophy to Sudan, adding that the Cup will stay in Sudan for two days.
Coca-Cola International, through its partnership with FIFA, has the exclusive rights to the World Cup tour, which will include 91 cities and 51 countries on six continents in nine months, crossing 1, 52000 kilometers during the period of the total tour.
The FIFA World Cup Trophy is awarded to the winners of FIFA World Cup while remaining in the governing body’s possession.
The trophy is made of solid gold and weighs 6.142 kg, created as a composition of two human figures holding the globe above them.