Emirates, the Lead Partner of the Emirates FA Cup competition in England, has taken the famous FA Cup trophy on its first-ever tour to Africa.
The airline, which sponsors some of the world’s biggest sporting events and teams, aims to connect with people through their passion for sports, and in this case, through football.
It will take the Emirates FA Cup to Accra, Ghana and Nairobi, Kenya after a short layover in Dubai, giving fans the chance to get up close and personal with one of the world’s most prestigious domestic competition trophies.
The trophy, accompanied by FA Cup ambassador and former English International player, David James, travelled on flight EK787 from Dubai to Accra today and will continue its journey to Kenya after a two-day tour visit to Ghana.
Football fans participated in competitions in each country, and the lucky winners will get the opportunity to attend an exclusive event where they could take selfies with the trophy and meet James.