Ghana’s Youth and Sports minister Mustapha Ussif, Ghana Football Association president Kurt Okraku, and other officials today welcomed the FIFA World Cup trophy at Kotoka International Airport for a two day tour.
David Trezeguet, an ambassador for the trophy tour and World Cup winner with France in 1998, is leading the trophy tour of Ghana and appeared ecstatic when he arrived with the trophy.
Ghana is the first African country to receive the trophy after touring over 19 other countries on the special trophy tour ahead of the World Cup in Qatar. It will move to Senegal, Cameroun, Morocco and Tunisia.
For the first time, the trophy is travelling to all 32 nations that have qualified for the tournament,.
The tour will conclude in Doha, Qatar, just days before the start of the World Cup on November 20, 2022.
The Coca-Cola World Cup trophy tour invites football fans to view football’s most iconic symbol and experience the true magic of the world’s largest, most anticipated sporting event.
Ghana will be in Qatar after defeating Nigeria on away goals in the final qualifying round. They have been placed in a difficult group with Portugal, South Korea, and Uruguay.