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Egypt football body loses African Nations Cup

September 7, 2020 at 9:05 am

Kamel Ahmed Hassan (C) Captain of Egypt reacts ad he receives the African Cup of Nations trophy after winning their final match of the African Cup of Nations CAN2010 at the November 11 stadium in Luanda, Angola on 31 January 2010. [GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP via Getty Images]

The Former Vice President of the Egyptian Football Association Ahmed Shobeir revealed that the African Cup of Nations has gone missing from the federation’s headquarters.

Egypt retained the cup permanently after winning the 2006, 2008 and 2010 titles, AS sports website reported.

Shobeir added that the association’s board of directors discovered that the cup was missing during preparations to build a museum to display it.

A former member of Egypt’s football association, Magdi Abdelghani, said later that the cup was destroyed in a fire at the association’s headquarters in 2013.

Abdelghani added that several other silverware items had been lost in the fire.

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