BY KUNLE SOLAJA.
The Togolese SparrowHawks are not leaving anything to chances despite their apparent comfortable first leg score line advantage that saw them beat Nigeria 4-1.
With four days to the deciding second leg, they plan to once again beat the Nigerian side.
According to Togo Tribune, the 2-1 defeat of Nigerian again at the WAFU Cup tie has proven that the home based Super Eagles are very venerable.
It was further gathered by www.sportsvillagesquare.com that the training session of the Togolese squad, which resumed on Monday placed more emphasis on finishing by the strikers.
On Tuesday, the Togolese squad completed their second training session on ball conservation, finishing work in front of goals and one half on the pitch.
The coach, Jean-Paul Abalo “was confident and determined to obtain a qualification history,” the media officer of the national team remarked.
If Togo obtains a favourable result at Agege Stadium on Saturday, it will be the first time the team will qualify for the African Nations Championship, which enters its sixth edition next year in Cameroon.
“It will be a tough game, but my players are ready. They know they are 90 minutes to achieve something historic, “says the boss of the local Sparrowhawks.
Super Eagles side, the goal is simple and clear: to turn the tide (4-1) of Lomé. Their coach Imama Amapakabo knows that the task will be difficult for his players to score at least three goals without cashing any.
Togo Tribune reports that Amapakabo has called for reinforcement to the squad that crumbled miserably in Lome, Togo and in Senegal in last few days.
The paper reported that eight new players from Kano Pillars; including Ifeanyi Nweke and Nyima as well as Nwangwua and Ifeanyi Aneamena of Enyimba and Anthony Shimanga of Enugu Rangers have been recruited to help overturn a first leg three goal deficit.