The Federation Kenya Federation (FKF) has finally unveiled Premier League’s Golden trophy.
Confirming the arrival of the much-awaited trophy, FKF President Nick Mwendwa said that the pure gold trophy has been shipped from Dubai, and will be awarded to this season’s winning team.
In a past interview, Mwendwa said that the trophy’s arrival had been hindered by the COVID-19 pandemic travelling restrictions, creating uncertainty whether the winning team will take home the trophy when the season concludes in August 22.
The 24-carat( 11 KGs) trophy made in Dubai 8 months ago arrived in the country on Wednesday, July 28.
The 80-centimetre trophy, which costed the federation more than KSh5 million, was inspired by the rich Kenyan heritage featuring Maasai culture and the Big 5 animals (Lion, elephant, rhino, cheetah and buffalo) at the base.
The winning team will carry home the prestigious trophy alongside KSh5 million with a similar amount set to be divided among the remaining 17 clubs in the league.
While blowing his own trumpet, Mwendwa said that under his reign, the federation has greatly improved the state of Kenyan football despite experiencing challenges.
He urged his critics to acknowledge the milestones his administration has achieved so far.