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Kampala to host World Cup

By Vision Reporter

Added 16th September 2009 03:00 AM

COCA-COLA begins its 2010 World Cup countdown in Uganda with a trophy tour on November 15, reports Samson Opus.

COCA-COLA begins its 2010 World Cup countdown in Uganda with a trophy tour on November 15, reports Samson Opus.

The tour, arranged through a partnership between the world soccer governing body FIFA and leading World Cup partners Coca-Cola, will have the trophy that Italy won in 2006 paraded in Kampala.

While unveiling plans to receive the 18-carat solid gold coveted trophy in Kampala yesterday, Coca-Cola brand manager Maggie Kigozi said it will be an “extraordinary chance” for Ugandans to get close to the real trophy. The trophy arrives on November 14 aboard a World Cup branded chartered flight.

“The arrival of the cup is just the beginning of our celebration for the 2010 World Cup,” added Kigozi. The cup will be accompanied by 20 officials from FIFA and the South Africa 2010 World Cup organisers, according to Kigozi.

Uganda is one of 25 African countries the cup will pass among 85 nations world wide route. The trophy touches the Africa soil September 24 in Cairo on its long journey on the continent.

According to Kigozi, during the Uganda tour, fans will have the opportunity to have souvenir photos with the trophy.

Free tickets will be availed to consumers via Coca-Cola promotions. There will be a concert at Lugogo on November 15.

Kampala to host World Cup

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