Former Egyptian Football Association vice-president Ahmed Shobier has come up with a sensational claim that the Africa Cup of Nations trophy has disappeared from the EFA’s headquarters. Egypt had achieved historic glory after winning the AFCON for three consecutive times in 2006, 2008 and 2010 during the era of the Pharaoh’s historic generation under the guidance of head coach Hassan Shehata.
Winning the AFCON title three times in a row allowed Egypt to retain the trophy for life. However, 10 years later, the current EFA has discovered that their prized possession is nowhere to be found.
“The EFA started looking for some trophies as they aim to put them in a notable museum inside the EFA,” Shobier said. “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,” Shobier added.