Confederation of African Football (CAF) is stunned after hearing that the original Africa Cup of Nations trophy in Egypt has gone missing according to reports yesterday.
Confirming the news on Twitter, CAF admitted that the reports are true not just mere rumors as the trophy has disappeared.
CAF has learnt with shock reports of missing AFCON trophies from the Egyptian Football Association secretariat. Our doors are open and the @EFA can count on our support in the search for the priceless memorabilia. pic.twitter.com/XSRYRGPzdj
— CAF (@CAF_Online) September 6, 2020
“CAF has learnt with shock reports of missing AFCON trophies from the Egyptian Football Association secretariat. Our doors are open and the EFA can count on our support in the search for the priceless memorabilia,” CAF wrote on Twitter.
The news broke out yesterday that the Egyptian FA has confirmed that the Africa Cup Of Nations trophy they received after winning the 2005/2006 tournament has been picked out by unknown thieves. According to report, the trophy disappeared at the headquarters of the Egyptians Football Association in Cairo
“As the Egyptian FA is currently developing the main headquarters, including changing the entrance to a small museum of Egyptian football, the management was shocked by the disappearance of some old trophies from the storeroom,” said the EFA in a statement.
“The EFA is now investigating the trophies’ disappearance to determine if those old trophies were saved after the building was burned … or if they were lost when the building was exposed during this incident,” the EFA added.