The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has reacted after the shocking news from the Egyptian FA regarding the missing AFCON trophy.
The pan African Football organization reacted on its Twitter handle on Sunday and have promised to give a helping Hand to the Egyptian FA in search of the missing AFCON trophy.
“CAF has learnt with shock reports of the missing AFCON trophies from the Egyptian football association secretariat. Our doors are open and the EFA can count on our support in search for the priceless memorabilia, ” CAF wrote on Twitter.
Reports of the missing trophies broke on Friday with the Egyptian FA confirming by launching an investigation.
Sources say, the trophies disappeared from the Egyptian football association headquarters in Cairo and the AFCON trophy is among the several trophies missing from the headquarters.
It should be noted that the missing AFCON trophies were the ones Egypt won between 2006 and 2010.
“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 of the old trophies from the showroom”, said the Egyptian FA 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 FA added.
It should be noted that, the CAF rules states that, teams that win the Nations cup will receive a replica of the trophy for permanent basis while they are allowed to keep the trophy for the two years in-between tournaments before handing it back.
The desert foxes of Algeria are in possession of the trophy after winning it in Cairo, Egypt last year.