AS several African nations prepare to host the coveted Fifa World Cup trophy, it remains to be seen whether the trophy will reach Somalia.
Technically, the trophy is supposed to rotate around the continent but fresh reports indicate that the country’s long history of political instability has left Fifa and the tour sponsors Coca Cola thinking twice.
FIFA and Coca Cola have yet to officially turn down the request by the interim Somali government to bring the trophy to Mogadishu. If peace suddenly breaks out, they might actually do it.
The first leg of the tour draws to a close on December 3 in Cape Town, South Africa while the second leg will run from January to April.
The trophy which started its publicity in Egypt last Friday will take 46 days to arrive in Kigali. It will arrive in Kigali on November 9 and stay for a three days.
During the Kigali tour, fans will have a chance of enjoying a rare close-up view of the authentic trophy.
Fans will also have the opportunity to have a souvenir photo taken of them with the trophy as well as view a special 3-D movie showcasing memorable moments of the Fifa World Cup.