Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Afcon

Niger thumps Togo



Niger defeated Togo 3-1 on Saturday in a friendly match played in Niamey as part of groundwork for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations for both teams.

The Sparrow Hawks were without their captain Emmanuel Adebayor, who stepped down from the outfit following the nonpayment of match bonuses by the football federation.

Issoufou Boubacar opened the scoring for the home side 17 minutes from kickoff after a fierce pressure on the visitors, but centre back Mohamed Chikoto of Tunisian club AS Marsa gifted Togo an equalizer after scoring an own goal before the break.

Chikoto repaired his blunder after the hour mark by putting Niger on the lead once more at 2-1, while another own goal from Togo defender Vincent Bossou sealed a 3-1 victory for Gernot Rohr’s men who will be playing their second Afcon finals in South Africa this month.

Niger have been pitted against Ghana, Mali and DR Congo in Group B and will play their first game against the Eagles.

Togo will carry out preparations in neighbouring Ghana between January 6 and 12, and open against Ivory Coast on January 22 in Rustenburg.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Segun Odegbami
The game of coaches
I cannot wait for the 2016/2017 EPL season to start. Indeed, the season has already taken off with...

Dr Errol Sweeney
The Ref and Sir Alex
They say a picture paints a thousand words, and there’s another one that says there’s no smoke...

Sunday Oliseh
Is Pep's failure tag justified?
How on earth can a coach who won so much for his club be called a failure by some extreme...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Leicester has changed the game
Even with the fiasco of the abandoned match at Old Trafford, the curtains have come down on the...