Register Login Live

PSL

Togo Dump Tunisia Out

Togo progressed to the quarter-finals of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations thanks to a 1-1 draw with Tunisia on Wednesday night.

The occasion marked the first time ever that Togo had reached the knockout round but it came in dramatic fashion with Tunisia missing a penalty that could have taken them through.

The first chance came seven minutes in when Serge Gakpe found Floyd Ayite but his effort went just wide of the target.

Togo were looking strong at the start and Emmanuel Adebayor fired wide moments later before Gakpe slotted in the opener after being slid through by the Tottenham Hotspur man - although there was a hint of offside.

Tunisia responded in the 17th minute when Yousseff Msakni made some space for himself but failed to get enough power on his shot.

Togo hit back on the counter as Adebayor skewed a shot wide before Tunisia won a penalty after Dare Nibombe was adjudged to have pushed Walid Hichri. Khaled Mouelhi took the responsibility and calmly placed his effort to the right of the goalkeeper.

Both sides struggled to find a winner but Adebayor came close with 20 minutes to go with a thundering header that hit the crossbar.

There was some drama soon after when Adebayor saw his penalty appeal waved away before the referee pointed to the spot at the other end which enraged Togo. Justice was served though as Mouelhi hit his penalty against the post.

Togo were content to see out the draw but needed two good saves from Kossi Agassa to achieve the feat as they slipped into the quarter-finals.

Standard Bank Moment of the Match: After being awarded a second penalty in controversial circumstances, Tunisia could almost touch the quarter-finals but it was to be Togo’s night as the spot kick thundered against the post and Sparrow Hawks went through.

45 comments

Top 5

10 Richest African Footballers In The World, Past & Present

8 Mar 11, 2021 07:19 PM in African Football

Chiefs Keeper Leaving?

30 Apr 14, 2021 08:44 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

All Eight Teams To Have Qualified For CAFCL Quarters

126 Apr 10, 2021 11:30 PM in African Football

8 Pirates Players At Risk Of Missing Crucial Downs Clash

27 Apr 13, 2021 04:01 PM in Orlando Pirates

Mendu's Chiefs Transfer Wish List

57 Apr 17, 2021 03:09 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

'Messi Has Made Up His Mind'

Apr 16, 2021 05:40 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Mngqithi Compares Downs Star To World's Best Midfielders

165 Apr 15, 2021 09:27 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Grobler Added To Chiefs List, But…

76 Apr 19, 2021 11:00 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Breaking: Jose Mourinho Sacked

26 Apr 19, 2021 11:27 AM in English Premier League

20 Chiefs Players Who Moved Overseas

5 Apr 14, 2021 08:02 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

18 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Benni’s Usuthu Compensation

17 Apr 14, 2021 12:51 PM in Bafana

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

'Its A Privilege' - Mabaso Honours Late Ex-Pirates Star

1 Apr 13, 2021 01:01 PM in Orlando Pirates