CAF offers to help Egypt investigate loss of AFCON trophy
The Confederation of African Football, CAF, Sunday proposed to help Egypt, Africa’s largest winners of African Cup of Nations (AFCON) trophies, after the loss of the historic cup.
“CAF has been informed about the disappearance of the AFCON via the secretariat of Egyptian Football Association (EFA). We are open and the EFA can rely on our support in the search of those priceless souvenirs,” the African football governing body said on Twitter. The offer came after the EFA reported on Friday the missing of the cup as it prepares to build a sport museum to mark the association’s 100th year anniversary.
CAF in 2013 gave Egypt a permanent AFCON trophy after winning the 2006, 2008 and 2010 titles. The only African country to be granted such a cup. The cup allegedly was destroyed in a fire at the association’s headquarters in 2013.
Magdi Abdelghani, a former of the association noted that several other silverware items had been lost in the fire, reports say.