BREAKING: AFCON Trophy ‘Stolen’ From CAF Headquarters In Egypt
The Africa Cup of Nations trophy has reportedly been “stolen” from the Egyptian Football Association headquarters in Cairo.
The Egyptian Football Federation confirmed to Goal that the trophy won by the Pharaohs three times in a row has been lost.
Ex-Egyptian Football Association vice-president Ahmed Shobeir earlier revealed that the trophy was discovered missing during preparations to build a museum to house all of the silverware won by the North African nation.
“Officials of the committee which meets every five years and currently manages the Football Association were surprised that the trophy was not available, in light of their desire to create a museum at the federation headquarters, which would feature the trophy and the national team’s kits,” Shobeir said on the ‘On Time Sports’ TV show.
“However, [they] were surprised to find that the Afcon trophy was lost, and decided to open an investigation.”