Former Egyptian Football Association vice-president Ahmed Shobier has issued a remarkable claim that the most coveted title in African football 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.
“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.”