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CAF reacts to lacking original Afcon trophy in Egypt

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Athletics News of Monday, 7 September 2020

Source: Ghana Soccernet

2020-09-07

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The Confederation of African Soccer (CAF) is stunned soon after learning of the missing primary Africa Cup of Nations trophy in Egypt.

“CAF has learnt with shock experiences of missing AFCON trophies from the Egyptian Football Affiliation secretariat. Our doorways are open and the EFA can count on our assist in the lookup for the priceless memorabilia,” CAF wrote on Twitter, Sunday.

Studies of the lacking trophy broke on Friday with the Egyptian FA confirming by launching an investigation.

The trophy disappeared from the Egyptian soccer affiliation headquarters in Cairo. The Afcon trophy is among the quite a few trophies lacking from the headquarters.

The missing trophy is the one Egypt gained for keeps just after successful the competitiveness three occasions in a row amongst 2006 and 2010.

“As the Egyptian FA is currently producing the principal headquarters, together with transforming the entrance to a smaller museum of Egyptian soccer, the administration was shocked by the disappearance of some previous trophies from the storeroom,” said the EFA in a assertion.

“The EFA is now investigating the trophies’ disappearance to determine if people previous trophies ended up saved right after the developing was burned … or if they have been missing when the creating was uncovered for the duration of this incident,” the EFA included.

Ghana was the initial workforce to earn the trophy a few periods, in 1978, though Cameroon then received the 2nd version of the Nations Cup trophy after turning out to be the initially nation to win it on 3 instances.

Below Caf procedures, groups that earn the Nations Cup obtain a reproduction of the trophy on a long-lasting basis though they are allowed to preserve the trophy for the two many years in-in between tournaments just before handing it again.

The existing trophy, whose model is however the exact same as the a single received by Egypt, is in the fingers of Algeria, who gained the previous Nations Cup title (in Cairo) final calendar year.

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