The Egyptian Public Prosecution have confirmed that the Attorney General has referred the missing AFCON trophy case to the Public Funds Prosecution.
Former Egyptian Football Association(EFA) vice-president Ahmed Shobier had claimed that the Africa Cup of Nations trophy has disappeared from the EFA’s headquarters.
The trophy was retained for life by Egypt after winning three consecutive AFCON titles in 2006, 2008, and 2010.
The EFA then announced that they will begin investigations into the lost trophies to verify whether they were stolen or lost in the fire and looting of the EFA’s headquarters by Ultras groups in 2013.
However, the case took a new direction on Wednesday when the Egyptian Public Prosecution revealed that the case is now in the hands of the Public Funds Prosecution.
“The Attorney General has ordered to refer the EFA’s lost AFCON trophy case to the Public Funds Prosecution,” the Public Prosecution said in a statement.
“It was found out that the aforementioned cup has been lost, and there have been conflicting statements among the EFA officials regarding the reasons for losing it. Therefore, the incident will be investigated.