The African Cup of Nations also referred to as AFCON is the main international men’s association football competition in Africa.
It is sanctioned by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and was first held in 1957. Since 1868, it has been held every two years.
A report reaching Makornews indicates that the most coveted title in African football has mysteriously disappeared from the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) headquarters in Cairo.
The Egyptian national team achieved unprecedented success between 2006 and 2010 when they titled the AFCON title three times, thus, affording the opportunity to permanently claim the trophy.
The silverware that was achieved under the guidance of legendary coach Hassan Shehata has been stolen a decade on.
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.
At the time being, no one knows the whereabouts of the trophy.
We will report on this developing continental fiasco.