The President of the Togolese Football Federation, when speaking to local media, explained that his Algerian counterpart was the one behind the request to face his country’s reserve or local team.
The former colonel in the Togolese Gendarmerie, Guy Akpovi, who has headed the game federation since 2016, said in statements to the “L’Equipe 228” website:
“There will not be a friendly match between the top teams. They are the ones who demanded to face the local squad, and we agreed to this proposal while awaiting the response of the guardian ministry.”
FAF reported earlier on its official website that the Federal Office, under the leadership of President Walid Sadi, had decided to establish a preparatory camp for the Greens in the Togolese capital, Lomé, during the period from January 1 to January 10.
This camp will include two friendly matches against Togo (without specifying any category) on the 5th of January, and the Burundian national team on the 10th of the same month.
Togo is not interested in the “CAN” finals
The Togolese Falcons did not succeed in winning the qualification visa to the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Ivory Coast, after they occupied third place in the second group of qualifiers behind both Cape Verde Islands and leaders Burkina Faso.
In response to this point, Portuguese coach Paulo Dorati will allow his professional players to remain with their clubs, especially European ones, in light of his not receiving any confirmation from the Football Association that he has scheduled a friendly match for next January.
The Togolese national team is currently focusing on the 2026 World Cup finals after the draw placed it in the second group, along with Senegal, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mauritania, and South Sudan.
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