- Middle East/North Africa
The Egyptian Football Association has denied reports by German news agency DPA that the African Nations Cup trophy was found at Cairo airport in the possession of a Canadian of Bengali origin before smuggling it to Qatar.
“The trophy is in its place,” EFA spokesperson Azmy Megahed told Filgoal.com, a sports website.
The agency had said airport security authorities contacted the EFA with CAF Super Cup officials to verify whether the trophy is original.
Egypt’s Ahly team is set to play against the Congolese Leopards team in the CAF Super Cup match Saturday.