The Confederation of African Football [CAF] has released a statement that it is ready to support Egypt in their quest to find an Africa Cup of Nations trophy which has gone missing.
Former Egyptian FA vice-president Ahmed Shobeir had revealed that the trophy which the Pharaohs won three times in a row in 2006, 2008 and 2010 was lost in a fire incident at the association’s headquarters in Cairo in 2013.
“Officials of the committee were surprised to find that the Afcon trophy was lost, and decided to open an investigation,” Shobeir said on the ‘On Time Sports’ TV show.
The football governing body – which is also headquartered in the city of Cairo, in a solidarity move, have offered their support to help Egypt find the missing piece of silverware.
“CAF has learnt with shock, reports of missing AFCON trophies from the Egyptian Football Association secretariat. Our doors are open and the @EFA can count on our support in the search for the priceless memorabilia,” read a statement on the CAF Twitter handle.