UEFA Champions league trophy touches down in Namibia

UEFA Champions league trophy touches down in Namibia

The UEFA Champions League Trophy accompanied by former Manchester United legend Nemanja Vidic arrived in the country on Thursday, from South Africa.
The first stop for the trophy was Durban, South Africa where fans had an opportunity to meet legendary former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs.
This was followed by a view-anticipated viewing experience at Inanda Club in Sandton, as Ajax Amsterdam knocked out holders Real Madrid in an fascinating match.
The 2018/19 UEFA trophy tour has reached 31 countries across Africa, Asia, North and South America and is heading into its 12 year.
Sports Journalists and fans where provided a chance to get closer to the iconic trophy as the 37-year-old Serbian retired professional footballer Nemanja Vidic brought the trophy into the room during an exclusive tour hosted by the Namibia Breweries Limited.
Vidic most notably played for Manchester United from 2006 to 2014, and was part of the Serbia national team from 2002 to 2011. He is regarded as one of the best defenders in the world.
Also on display were memorabilia and jerseys signed by different players.
The trophy now heads to Indonesia from the 11th to the 17th of this month, and is yet to tour to Mozambique, China, Nigeria and USA with the final destination being Madrid in Spain where this year's UEFA Champions League final will be staged on the 1st of June this year.
Trophy Tour Stop 1 – South Africa 4 – 6 March 2019
Trophy Tour Stop 2 – Namibia 7 – 8 March 2019
Trophy Tour Stop 3 – Indonesia 11 – 17 March 2019
Trophy Tour Stop 4 – Mozambique 6 - 7 April 2019
Trophy Tour Stop 5 – China 9 – 13 April 2019
Trophy Tour Stop 6 – Nigeria 16 – 18 April 2019
Trophy Tour Stop 7 – USA 27 & 30 April 2019
UEFA Champions League Final – Madrid 1 June 2019