The Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, trophy has reportedly been stolen from the Egyptian Football Association, EFA, headquarters in Cairo.
The Egyptian national team achieved unprecedented success between 2006 and 2010 when they lifted the AFCON title three times, thereby claiming the floating trophy permanently.
According to Egyptian Football Federation, the most coveted trophy won by the Pharaohs three times in a row has mysteriously disappeared.
Shobeir said on the ‘On Time Sports’ TV show that, “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.”
“However, [they] were surprised to find that the Afcon trophy was lost, and decided to open an investigation.”
“The committee searched for the trophy, but then an employee told them that Ahmed Hassan, the former captain of the Egyptian national team, who won the cup three times in a row, has kept it,” Shobeir added.