Togo

Coach:

Claude Le Roy

Nickname:

Les Eperviers

Africa Cup of Nations

Appearances: 7

Best performance: Quarter finals in 2013

 

Road to 2017 AFCON:

Second of group A with 11 points

Results:

Togo 2-1 Liberia
Djibouti 0-2 Togo
Tunisia 1-0 Togo
Togo 0-0 Tunisia  
Liberia 2-2 Togo
Togo 5-0 Djibouti  

World Cup

Appearances: 1

Coach: Claude Le Roy
 
The 68-year-old Frenchman will extend his record number of matches in charge of teams at the tournament from 35 in eight different finals.
 
He was a Nations Cup winner with Cameroon in 1988 and has also coached Senegal, Ghana, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Congo at the finals.
 
Only once in eight previous tournaments has he failed to take a team into the quarter-finals.
 
Le Roy has also coached Malaysia, Oman and Syria and had a brief spell with Cambridge United in England.
 
 
 
 
Key player: Emmanuel Adebayor. Age: 32. Forward.
 
The tall striker is Togo's only genuine class player, whose talent has carried the small west African nation to achievements way beyond their potential, including a place at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
 
Born to immigrant parents from Nigeria, Adebayor went to France aged 17 but his career was floundering at Monaco before he moved to England at the start of 2006.
 
He played in the Premier League for Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace and had a loan spell at Real Madrid.
 
Adebayor, African Footballer of the Year in 2008, has been without a club since June but has been linked with a return to Ligue 1 with Montpellier after the Nations Cup.
 
FIFA world ranking Jan. 2017: 90

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Group A W D L P
Burkina Faso
1 2 0 5
Cameroon
1 2 0 5
Gabon
0 3 0 3
Guinea Bissau
0 1 2 1
Group B W D L P
Senegal
2 1 0 7
Tunisia
2 0 1 6
Algeria
0 2 1 2
Zimbabwe
0 1 2 1
Group C W D L P
DR Congo
2 1 0 7
Morocco
2 0 1 6
Cote d'Ivoire
0 2 1 2
Togo
0 1 2 1
Group D W D L P
Egypt
2 1 0 7
Ghana
2 0 1 6
Mali
0 2 1 2
Uganda
0 1 2 1