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Togo
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Les Eperviers
(The Sparrow Hawks)
Association Fédération Togolaise
de Football
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Hubert Velud
Captain Emmanuel Adebayor
Most caps Mohamed Kader (85)
Top scorer Mohamed Kader (54)
Home stadium Stade de Kégué
FIFA code TOG
FIFA ranking 71
Highest FIFA ranking 46 (August 2006)
Lowest FIFA ranking 123 (April 1994)
Elo ranking 105
Home colours
Away colours
First international
France French Togoland 1–1 Gold Coast Gold Coast (British colony)
(Togo; 13 October 1956)
Biggest win
Togo Togo 6–0 Swaziland 
(Accra,Ghana; 11 November 2008)
Biggest defeat
Morocco Morocco 7–0 Togo Togo
(Morocco; 28 October 1979)
Tunisia Tunisia 7–0 Togo Togo
(Tunis, Tunisia; 7 January 2000)
World Cup
Appearances 1 (First in 2006)
Best result Round 1, 2006
African Nations Cup
Appearances 6 (First in 1972)
Best result Round 1, all
Members of the Togolese national football team before a warm-up match in Biberach/Riss a few days before the World Cup

The national football team of Togo, nicknamed Les Eperviers (The Sparrow Hawks), is controlled by the "Fédération Togolaise de Football".

They played at the 2006 FIFA World Cup but gained no points.

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History

They made their first FIFA World Cup appearance in their history in 2006, having been coached throughout the qualifying campaign by Stephen Keshi; German coach Otto Pfister managed the team at the finals, despite having resigned three days before their first match over a players' bonuses dispute, only to be persuaded by the players to return. Although Togo have qualified for the World Cup, they have never advanced past the first stage of the African Nations Cup. Prior to gaining independence in 1960, the team were known as French Togoland.

2006 World Cup

Togo lost their opening game of the World Cup, despite having taken the lead against South Korea through a goal by Mohamed Kader. In the second half, Jean-Paul Abalo was sent off after 55 minutes, and goals from Lee Chun-Soo and Ahn Jung-Hwan sealed a 2–1 defeat for Togo.

Togo's next opponents in Group G were Switzerland, with the match scheduled for the afternoon of 19 June. However, the Togo squad and manager Pfitser threatened to refuse to fulfil the fixture and take strike action. The squad and manager had been quoted as requesting payments from the Fédération Togolaise de Football for participating in the tournament of around 155,000 (US$192,000) with added bonuses for victories or draws. FIFA personally negotiated with the squad and manager on 17 June, persuading them to travel to Dortmund in time to fulfil the fixture;[1] goals from Alexander Frei and Tranquillo Barnetta resulted in a 2–0 defeat. FIFA subsequently imposed a CHF100,000 fine on the Togolese federation for "behaviour unworthy of a participant in the World Cup." [2]

Togo's final group game against France ended in 2–0 defeat. Togo left the tournament with no points gained.

Sierra Leone air disaster

After a 2008 African Nations Cup qualifier away to Sierra Leone on 3 June 2007, 20 members of a delegation of sports officials from Togo, including Togolese Sports Minister Richard Attipoe, were killed when their helicopter exploded and crashed at Lungi International Airport. No players of the Togo national team were among the victims. The Togo players and officials of the team had been waiting to take the next helicopter flight to the island on which the airport is located.

January 2010 bus ambush

On 8 January 2010, the Togo team bus was attacked by gunmen as it travelled to the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations tournament, killing three and injuring several others. The separatist group Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda (FLEC) claimed responsibility for the attack. Goalkeeper Kodjovi Obilale was reported dead a day after the attack. [3] Such reports were later dismissed by his club GSI Pontivy in a press announcement, stating the player was undergoing surgery in South Africa instead. [4]

Following the bus ambush attack, the Fédération Togolaise de Football stated that they would withdraw 2010 Africa Cup of Nations; despite claims that the team had have since reversed the decision and would compete "to show our national colours, our values and that we are men" (as announced by Thomas Dossevi),[5] the Togo Government later ordered the team return home and sent a plane to collect them as announced by BBC.[6]

World Cup record

World Cup
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
Uruguay 1930 to Mexico 1970 Did not enter - - - - - - -
West Germany 1974 to Spain 1982 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Mexico 1986 to Italy 1990 Did not enter - - - - - - -
United States 1994 to South KoreaJapan 2002 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Germany 2006 Round 1 30 3 0 0 3 1 6
South Africa 2010 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Total 1/19 3 0 0 3 1 6

African Nations Cup record

African Cup of Nations
Appearances: 7
Year Position Year Position Year Position
Sudan 1957 Did not enter Ethiopia 1976 Did not qualify Tunisia 1994 Withdrew during qualifying
Egypt 1959 Did not enter Ghana 1978 Did not qualify South Africa 1996 Did not qualify
Ethiopia 1962 Did not enter Nigeria 1980 Did not qualify Burkina Faso 1998 Round 1
Ghana 1963 Did not enter Libya 1982 Did not qualify GhanaNigeria 2000 Round 1
Tunisia 1965 Did not enter Côte d'Ivoire 1984 Round 1 Mali 2002 Round 1
Ethiopia 1968 Did not qualify Egypt 1986 Did not qualify Tunisia 2004 Did not qualify
Sudan 1970 Did not qualify Morocco 1988 Did not qualify Egypt 2006 Round 1
Cameroon 1972 Round 1 Algeria 1990 Withdrew Ghana 2008 Did not qualify
Egypt 1974 Withdrew Senegal 1992 Did not qualify Angola 2010 Withdrew due to terrorist attack

World Cup 2006

Current squad

The following players are called for the 2010 African Cup of Nations.

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Dodo Obilalé 8 August 1984 (1984-08-08) (age 25) 16 0 France GSI Pontivy
2 DF Vincent Bossou 7 February 1986 (1986-02-07) (age 23) 0 0 Togo Maranatha
3 DF Kwami Eninful 20 November 1984 (1984-11-20) (age 25) 9 Tunisia Monastir
4 FW Emmanuel Adebayor 26 February 1984 (1984-02-26) (age 25) 38 16 England Manchester City
5 DF Serge Akakpo 15 August 1987 (1987-08-15) (age 22) 10 0 Romania Vaslui
6 DF Abdoul Mamah 24 August 1985 (1985-08-24) (age 24) 36 0 Moldova Sheriff
7 MF Moustapha Salifou 1 June 1983 (1983-06-01) (age 26) 45 5 England Aston Villa
8 MF Komlan Amewou 15 November 1983 (1983-11-15) (age 26) 30 1 Norway Strømsgodset
9 FW Thomas Dossevi 6 March 1979 (1979-03-06) (age 30) 25 1 France Nantes
10 MF Floyd Ayité 15 November 1988 (1988-11-15) (age 21) 7 1 France Nancy
11 FW Jonathan Ayité 21 July 1985 (1985-07-21) (age 24) 7 0 France Nîmes Olympique
12 DF Éric Akoto 10 July 1980 (1980-07-10) (age 29) 32 Israel Maccabi Ahi Nazareth
13 DF Richmond Forson 23 May 1980 (1980-05-23) (age 29) 18 0 France Thouars
14 DF Akimsola Boussari 10 March 1988 (1988-03-10) (age 21) 3 0 Nigeria Enugu Rangers
15 MF Alaixys Romao 18 January 1984 (1984-01-18) (age 25) 30 0 France Grenoble
16 GK Kossi Agassa 2 July 1978 (1978-07-02) (age 31) 52 0 France Istres
17 MF Serge Gakpé 7 May 1987 (1987-05-07) (age 22) 3 0 Monaco Monaco
18 MF Yao Junior Sènaya 19 April 1984 (1984-04-19) (age 25) 33 2 United Arab Emirates Dibba Al-Hasn
19 MF Sapol Mani 5 June 1991 (1991-06-05) (age 18) 4 1 Libya Alittihad
20 MF Guillaume Brenner 1 June 1986 (1986-06-01) (age 23) 4 0 Cyprus Alki Larnaca
21 FW Liyabé Kpatoumbi 25 May 1986 (1986-05-25) (age 23) 2 0 Togo ASKO Kara
22 GK Baba Tchagouni 31 December 1989 (1989-12-31) (age 20) 0 0 France Dijon FCO
23 DF Assimiou Touré 1 January 1988 (1988-01-01) (age 22) 10 0 Germany Bayer Leverkusen

Recent call ups

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
19 DF Emmanuel Mathias 3 April 1986 (1986-04-03) (age 23) 6 1 Israel Hapoel Petah Tikva
20 MF Razak Boukari 25 April 1987 (1987-04-25) (age 22) 0 0 France Lens
5 MF Hamílton 26 June 1980 (1980-06-26) (age 29) 1 0 Brazil Boca Júnior-SE
24 FW Serge Nyuiadzi 17 September 1991 (1991-09-17) (age 18) 0 0 France Nice
2 DF Magnima Tawali (WCQ v. Gabon, November 6) 31 December 1988 (1988-12-31) (age 21) 1 0 Togo Gomido
16 GK Joseph Tchao Kokou (WCQ v. Gabon, November 6) 0 0 Togo ASKO Kara
GK Abdourahmane Oukpedjo (WCQ v. Gabon, November 6) 0 0 Togo Koroki
DF Abass Zangaba (WCQ v. Gabon, November 6) 0 0 Togo Semassi
MF Dové Wome (WCQ v. Gabon, November 6) 14 June 1991 (1991-06-14) (age 18) 2 1 Ghana Liberty Professionals
FW Peniel Mlapa (WCQ v. Gabon, November 6) 20 February 1991 (1991-02-20) (age 18) 0 0 Germany 1860 Munich
GK Omouro Diabakaté 31 December 1987 (1987-12-31) (age 22) 0 0 Togo Gomido
10 MF Euloge Ahodikpé (Friendly v. Japan, 14 October) 1 May 1983 (1983-05-01) (age 26) 4 0 Hungary Lombard Pápa
13 DF Senah Mango (Friendly v. Japan, 14 October) 1 January 1991 (1991-01-01) (age 19) 6 1 France Marseille
GK Cédric Mensah (Friendly v. Japan, 14 October) 28 June 1987 (1987-06-28) (age 22) 9 0 unattached
DF Jonathan Tokplé (Friendly v. Japan, 14 October</sma) 29 July 1986 (1986-07-29) (age 23) France Villemomble Sports
2 DF Daré Nibombé (WCQ v. Cameroon, 10 October) 16 June 1980 (1980-06-16) (age 29) 52 2 Romania Timişoara
FW Mohamed Kader (WCQ v. Morocco, 6 September) 8 April 1979 (1979-04-08) (age 30) 85 54 United Arab Emirates Dhafra
GK Mawugbe Atsou (WCQ v. Morocco, 6 September) 20 August 1986 (1986-08-20) (age 23) Togo Maranatha
FW Adékambi Olufadé (WCQ v. Morocco, 6 September) 7 January 1980 (1980-01-07) (age 30) Belgium Gent
DF Zanzan (Friendly v. Angola, 12 August) 2 September 1980 (1980-09-02) (age 29) 37 2 Canada Montreal Impact
DF Wilfried Tekovi (Friendly v. Angola, 12 August) 10 October 1989 (1989-22-10) (age 20) 3 0 France Thouars
11 FW Arafat Djako (WCQ v. Morocco, 20 June) 30 June 1991 (1991-06-30) (age 18) 2 0 Israel Bnei Sakhnin
MF Mamam Cherif Touré (WCQ v. Morocco, 20 June) 13 January 1981 (1981-01-13) (age 29) unattached
DF Franck Atsou (WCQ v. Cameroon, 28 March) 1 August 1978 (1978-08-01) (age 31) 13 1 Iran Esteghlal Ahvaz
DF Christophe Grondin (WCQ v. Cameroon, 28 March) 2 September 1983 (1983-09-02) (age 26) 0 0 Belgium Gent
MF Kassim Guyazou (WCQ v. Cameroon, 28 March) 7 January 1982 (1982-01-07) (age 28) Iran Steel Azin
1 GK Abdoul Nassirou Omouroun (WCQ v. Swaziland, 11 October 2008) 3 0 Togo Togo-Port
DF Massamasso Tchangai (WCQ v. Swaziland, 11 October 2008) 8 August 1978 (1978-08-08) (age 31) Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr
DF Ousseni Labo ((WCQ v. Swaziland, 11 October 2008)) 11 June 1982 (1982-06-11) (age 27) 2 0 Germany Davaria Davensberg
FW Backer Aloenouvo (WCQ v. Swaziland, 11 October 2008) 4 July 1990 (1990-07-04) (age 19) Tunisia Marsa
4 MF Alikem Segbefia (WCQ v. Zambia, 10 September) 1 April 1990 (1990-04-01) (age 19) Syria Teshrin
6 MF Yao Mawuko Senaya (WCQ v. Zambia, 10 September) 18 October 1979 (1979-10-18) (age 30) France Saint-Louis Neuweg
9 DF Blaise Kouma (WCQ v. Zambia, 10 September) 31 December 1988 (1988-12-31) (age 21) 6 0 Togo Étoile Filante
11 GK Jean Robert Klonegan (WCQ v. Zambia, 10 September) Togo Togo-Port
13 DF Alex Kinvi-Boh (WCQ v. Zambia, 10 September) 20 December 1991 (1991-12-20) (age 18) Togo Masséda
MF Yoann Folly (Friendly v. Congo DR, 20 August) 6 June 1985 (1985-06-06) (age 24) 1 0 England Plymouth Argyle
6 DF Abdou Moumouni (WCQ v. Swaziland, 8 June) 19 November 1982 (1982-11-19) (age 27) Iran Aboomoslem
11 FW Robert Malm (WCQ v. Swaziland, 8 June) 21 August 1973 (1973-08-21) (age 36) France Cannes
24 FW Tagba Mini Balogou (WCQ v. Rwanda, 12 November 2008) 31 December 1987 (1987-12-31) (age 22) France Mulhouse
27 FW Youssouf Yaya Togo US Kokori

Togo managers

References

External links


Simple English

Togo
Association Fédération Togolaise de Football
Confederation CAF
Coach Jean Thissen
Most caps Jean-Paul Abalo (66)
Top scorer Emmanuel Adebayor (34)
World Cup
Appearances 1
First Apps 2006
Best result Round 1 (2006)

Togo national football team is the national football team of Togo.








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