Coaching in Africa is a challenging task says Le Roy

In 2006, the National team in Togol made its first historical contribution in qualifying for the FIFA World Cup. However, Les Eperviers was unable to build on that unforeseen achievement, and Germany 2006 remains the only time they have performed on the biggest football stage.

Updated: Apr 23, 2020 20:03 IST

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Nithiya

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 The challenging task

In that qualifying campaign, Togo created a remarkable series of results – not more than a 3-1 home win over a Senegalese side that was regarded as significant advantages for the team. The downhills secured a 2-2 draw in the return match in Dakar that would be crucial for the team.

This feat was all the more impressive because four years ago, Les Lions de La Teranga, after losing penalties to Cameroon in the final of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations just months earlier, represented Africa with distinction in Korea / Japan 2002.

The second round of African qualifiers in Qatar 2022 coincided with ensuring that Togo crossed paths with Senegal, and in similar circumstances to the 2006 campaign: after performing in Russia in 2018 with prestige, the Senegalese were subsequently at the final of the 2019 Cup of Nations in Egypt, losing Algeria 1-0.