Benin out to send Togo packing in CHAN qualifier

Benin out to send Togo packing in CHAN qualifier
Benin players celebrate

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Sunday Jul 23, 2017. 13:24

Benin will hope to use their away goal advantage when they host Togo for the second leg of their 2018 CAF African Championships qualifier on Sunday.

The Squirrels fought hard to secure an away goal following a 1-1 draw last week and will now want to reach the next stage with a win.

Benin's coach Oumar Tchomogo is aware his men need a win in order to represent their country in the CHAN tournament in Kenya.

However, they will now hope to use their advantage at home to secure a spot in the showpiece for local-based players.

Tchomogo will pin his hopes on Marcellin Koukpo who scored their vital goal last week in Lome.

Shifting focus to the visitors, Togo will want to rectify their errors at the back after coming back to find an equaliser.

Koidjo Sewonou, scored in the 48th minute and will now want to be on target once again for the Togolese side.

Coach Claude Leroy knows that it is not over yet for his men and a goal in Cotonou will boost their morale ahead of the next match.

The winner of this contest will set up a date against the Super Eagles of Nigeria to determine who will reach the tournament in CHAN next year.

The match will be staged at the Stade de l'Amitié in Cotonou on Sunday at 17:00 (CAT).

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