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CAF reacts to the missing AFCON trophies in Egypt.

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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.

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“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.

The AFCON trophy

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.

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African Nations gear up as International Football resumes in October.

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CAF member states prepare for the resumption of international football in the continent next month.

Football in the continent,  has been halted for over six months due to the effects of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in March this year.

With many borders through out the continent still closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic,   teams in the continent are heading to Europe for next month’s international matches.

Cameroon are traveling to the Netherlands,  Guinea to Portugal, while the Ivory coast,  Nigeria and Tunisia head to Austria,  where it is easier for them to assembly their squads because most of their players are Europe based players.

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It should be noted that, the next FIFA window for international football,  from October 5-13, is the first opportunity for African national teams to play since last November.

FIFA however,  had cancelled the September window for all confiderations but for UEFA  due to the uncertainty over travels around the continent caused CAF to back the resumption of international football in November.

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Next month’s window will see most CAF Member States to play series of friendly matches  in preparation for both the AFCON and world cup qualifiers.

Nigeria have arranged friendlies against the Ivory coast and Tunisia on October 9 and October 13 in Austria,  while five time champions of Africa,  Cameroon will have a friendly against Japan in Utrecht,  after which they will stay in a training camp in the Netherlands for a few more days.

Indomitable Lions coach Antonio Conceicao, this week published a preliminary list of 32 players for the match and camping.

Guinea on their part, will play cape Verde islands on October 10 while the DR Congo travel to Morocco for a training camp and a behind-closed doors international match against their host in Rabat on October 13.

Senegal are also to play Morocco in Rabat on October 9 while the current African champions Algeria are yet to announce their plans but reports say they will also go to Austria.

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Down to the southern hemisphere,  south Africa are trying to organize two friendly matches at home next month against neighboring countries but have yet to finalize arrangements as they await for a possible reopening of their borders in the coming weeks.

 

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CAF President, Ahmad congratulates Ghana’ s President Nana Akufo Addo on his appointment as Chairman of ECOWAS.

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) boss Ahmad has extended his words of congratulations to the Ghana president,  H. E. Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo Addo, on his new appointment as the new chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

President Ahmad’s words were more diplomatic, as this was contained in a letter addressed to the Ghana president on September 14, 2020.

H. E Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo.

“It is my pleasure to extend my congratulations to you on your appointment as the chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). On behalf of the Executive committee of CAF and personally,  I wish you every success in your endeavors. I am certain that during your chairmanship, ECOWAS will maintain and accelerate its constructive and sympathetic contribution to African Football.  As you embark upon your new responsibilities, I wish to assure you and the people of West Africa of CAF’s continued support and friendship.  I am certain that during your presidency,  ECOWAS will maintain and accelerate its constructive contribution to African Football.  Kindly accept, Mr. President, once again my warm congratulations on your appointment and my best wishes as you prepare to take up thr responsibilities,  and challenges of your new office” the letter read.

President Nana Akufo Addo was elected as the new chairman of ECOWAS on September 8, 2020 at the 57 th summit of the regional bloc held in Niamey, Niger.

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He replaces Nigerian born Muhamadou Issoufour who held the position for one year.

Source: sportsworldghana.com

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CAMEROON Indomitable Lions: The list of 32 players preselected by Antonio Conceiçao Olivera

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Cameroon’s indomitable lion’s gaffer Antonio Conceiçao Olivera, has released through Facebook a list of 32 preselected players for two International friendlies that will take place during the October 2020 FIFA window.

The indomitable lions have 2 big challenges ahead as they face Africa’s reigning champions Algeria and Asian dragons Japan in what will be the first Post COVID-19 matches.

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