Togo aim for top spot in Djibouti

Togo aim for top spot in Djibouti
Togo's forward Jonathan Ayité

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday Sep 02, 2015. 13:30

Togo will face Djibouti on Friday, in their second Group A outing of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The Sparrowhawks will be hot favourites against the African minnows, who were thrashed 8-1 by Tunisia in Radès in their campaign opener last June.

They kicked their continental journey off to a winning start with a 2-1 home victory over Liberia, thanks to a last-minute goal from Emmanuel Adebayor, and will climb provisionally to top spot should they avoid defeat in Djibouti.

However, Togo will be without the Spurs’ unsettled striker, who is understood to have declined his international call-up.

Head coach Tom Saintfiet will also be without first choice keeper Kossi Agassa, who suffered a thigh injury with Stade de Reims in the French Ligue 1 and was replaced by AS Togo Port de Lomé’s Jean-Robert Klomegah.

It is the first time the two sides will face each other.

The game will kick off on the artificial pitch of Stade National El-Hadj Hassan Gouled Aptidon at 15h00 CAT on Friday 4 September, while Liberia will host Tunisia in Monrovia the next day, in the group’s other fixture.

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