Uganda is among the ten African countries where local fans will have an opportunity to interact with the coveted trophy
PIC: FUFA president Moses Magogo (right) and Minister of State for Sports Charles Bakkabulindi were among the first to have a photo opportunity with the World Cup trophy. (Photo credit: FUFA)
ENTEBBE - The long-awaited FIFA World Cup trophy is in Uganda.
The trophy was flown into the country alongside a host of FIFA officials at the Entebbe International Airport on Monday, ahead of a two-day tour in the country, which will allow soccer fans to spend time with it and take photographs.
President Yoweri Museveni later graced the event as the trophy got set to tour the country for the second time since making its maiden visit in 2009.
Uganda is among the ten African countries where fans will have an opportunity to interact with the coveted trophy.
The tradition is that the original trophy can only be held by former winners and current heads of state.
This is the fourth time the original trophy is going on a tour around the world.
The rare tour is involving six continents, over 50 countries and more than a million fans, before reaching its conclusion ahead of the kick-off in the Luzhniki Stadium on June 14.
After Uganda, the trophy will head to Nigeria.
Airport staff wait for the trophy
Fans getting onto the plane carrying the trophy