The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has responded to the shocking news that the Africa Cup of Nations trophy has gone missing from the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) headquarters.
It was revealed on Friday that the AFCON title which Egypt had secured permanently after winning the most coveted prize in African football for three successive times went missing along with several other pieces of silverware.
Former EFA vice-president Ahmed Shobier said 'nobody' knows where it is after the EFA had begun the process to build a museum for the entrance of their official headquarters in Cairo.
KickOff.com understands that a formal investigation has been launched and the possible circumstances to the bizarre events are that it may have been stolen or destroyed during a violent attack of Egyptian football ultras.
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In 2013, the ultras stormed the EFA building in which a fire erupted and caused severe damage to the property and insiders only noticed the missing memorabilia when searching for the title to put it on display.
CAF have now acknowledged the remarkable incident and issues their 'support' to find the missing trophy that they were rewarded at Ghana 2008.