FIFA’s trophy touched down at CJIA

1st November, 2013

TIMEHRI - It is a golden masterpiece that many covet but only few can possess.

The FIFA World Cup trophy – was on display for the Guyanese public on October 30 at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIAC) in the ongoing nine-month tour ahead of the World Cup tournament in Brazil next year.

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. Frank Anthony was on hand to unveil the trophy to a sea of reporters and cameramen. FIFA Representative Dwight Yorke, the airport’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ramesh Ghir, BANKs DIH and other football officials were also in attendance.  

The coveted trophy arrived in a Coco Coal branded airplane and has so far toured Costa Rica, Fiji, Vanuatu and Tahiti in the South Pacific before commencing the Caribbean leg of the journey. Its 89 – country tour, including 34 member associations from the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) is unprecedented.

Guyana was number 27 on the list.