An investigation has been launched by the Egyptian FA (EFA) after it found that several trophies have disappeared from its headquarters in Cairo, with an original African Cup of Nations reportedly among them.
Egypt received the prize after winning the 2010 edition of the tournament, so winning that particular incarnation of the trophy for a third time.
The trophy, whose style was first used in 2002 after Cameroon received the previous cup after winning that for a third time in 2000, was awarded after Egyptian triumphs in 2006, 2008 and 2010.
On Friday, the EFA said it had opened an investigation into the loss of various trophies.
“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 old trophies from the storeroom,” said the EFA in a statement. (BBC)