Egypt: AFCON trophy stolen from Egyptian FA headquarters in Cairo

Egypt: AFCON trophy stolen from Egyptian FA headquarters in Cairo

- Egypt won three consecutive AFCON titles between 2006 and 2010

- They Pharaohs had the opportunity to preserve one for themselves in 2010

- Reports from Cairo have it that the prestigious silverware has disappeared mysteriously

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The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) trophy is reportedly missing at the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) headquarters in Cairo according to the country’s football body’s ex-vice president Ahmed Shobier.

A stunning statement coming from Cairo has it that the prestigious silverware has mysteriously disappeared.

The Pharaohs of Egypt achieved unprecedented success in the competition between 2006 and 2010 winning three consecutive AFCON titles.

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As a result, they had the opportunity to keep one of the precious items for themselves.

"The EFA started looking for some trophies as they aim to put them in a notable museum inside the EFA," Shobier said to 'On Time Sports' TV show.

"However, the EFA was surprised to find that the AFCON trophy was lost and decided to open an investigation.

"They were informed by an employee inside the association that it was held by former Egypt captain Ahmed Hassan who refuted this claim. Nobody knows where is the trophy at the time being."

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Egypt: AFCON trophy stolen from Egyptian FA headquarters in Cairo
Egypt defeated Ghana to win the 2010 AFCON. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Egypt remains the most successful national team in the history of Africa Cup of Nations, having won the tournament seven times.

However, the 2021 edition was postponed a year further by the continental football body in a bid to curb the spread of the pandemic.

Meanwhile, rib-cracking photos have hit social media as some Ghanaians took to Twitter to 'honour' Dr UN, the organizer of the supposed fake Kofi Annan-UN Awards.

As would be recalled, many top Ghanaian celebrities and icons were awarded on August 28, 2020, at the Alisa Hotel in Accra for their outstanding roles in society.

As it turned out, checks made by some internet users have indicated that the award scheme was not credible and people have been reacting to that development wildly.

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