Great Ethiopian Run to organize 2018 FIFA World Cup trophy tour in Ethiopia


By Elias Gebreselassie for Ethio Newsflash

The Great Ethiopian Run (GER), organizer of the mass athletics races in Ethiopia, has been selected together with another firm- Prologue Burson -Marsteller- to organize the 2018 FIFA football World Cup trophy tour in Ethiopia, an official said on Thursday.

Speaking exclusively to Ethio Newsflash Ermias Ayele, Race Director at GER, said the World Cup Trophy will be in Ethiopia in February 2018 for two days as part of East African countries tour.

“On the first day, the trophy will either be met at Addis Ababa airport by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn or be displayed at the National Palace” he said.

Ermias further said on the second day the World Cup trophy would be put in display at a public venue for the public before it’s transported to neighboring Kenya for another tour.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup, which will be held from June 14 to July 15, 2018 in Russia is the premier men’s global football tournament bringing 32 teams from around the world.

The 2018 edition will be the twenty first time the quadrennial international football tournament will be held and is expected to attract an audience of billions of people.


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