Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged local footballers to take inspiration from touring the country for the World Cup trophy and ensure that national teams one day rise high.
That said so Head of State He hopes Harambee Stars will play at the highest level next time the coveted trophy tours Kenya.
“It is a moment of honor for Kenya to officially host the Fifa World Cup today on behalf of the nation trophy,” said President Kenyatta.
“Recognising the presence of the World Cup for the fourth time is undoubtedly an inspiration to our football community and gives them aspirations to achieve greater football achievements. Football’s top prize could be one To be added to Kenya’s trophy collection one day.”
“We sincerely pray that next time the trophy arrives in Kenya, the trophy will be held up by our Harambee Stars.”
Er spoke at the State House in Nairobi, where he di e accepted the 18-karat gold trophy, which
is considered the most expensive and significant in modern times.
The trophy is on a two-day tour of the country.
You arrived in the country just after midday, accompanied by Brazilian legend Juliano Belleti.
Since only an incumbent president or a member of a world champion team could hold the trophy, it was only the head of state and Belleti who presented the trophy in the State House.
Belleti, 45, is a World Cup-winning defender who is remembered for scoring Barcelona’s winning goal in the 2006 Uefa Champions League final.
Amina Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Sport, leading government officials including Tourism Najib Balala and Betty Maina of Industrialization CS received the trophy at JKIA.
Kenya has never honored a World Cup and the trophy comes to one Time when the country’s football is in the swamp. Fifa has suspended Kenya over government interference.
The public will have a chance to view the trophy at the Kenya International Convention Center on Friday.