Lalawele Atakora of Togo gets away from Firmin Ndombe Mubele of DR Congo during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals football match between Togo and DR Congo at the Port Gentil Stadium in Gabon on 24 January 2017 ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix
Sunday Jul 23, 2017. 19:51
Benin booked their spot in the final round of qualifying for the 2018 African Nations Championship after beating Togo in a penalty shoot-out after their two leg qualifier finished 2-2 on aggregate.
The first leg between the two nations ended 1-1 in Togo last weekend after goals from Marcellin Koukpo and Koidjo Sewonou.
On Sunday, July 23 at the Stade de l'Amitié in Cotonou the second leg ended 1-1 after goals from Wariss Aboky and Elie Sewonou, leaving the aggregate score 2-2 after two legs.
This resulted in the two nations going into a penalty shoot-out to decide who would progress to the next stage of qualifiers – Benin showed nerves of steel to win on penalties.
Benin will now face Nigeria in the final phase of qualification to reach CHAN 2018 in Kenya.