The Hawks of Togo are back to winning ways as Djené Dakonam and teammate stunned Guinea in a 2-0 win in Antalya, Turkey on Saturday, June 5.
For their first game since the departure of Frenchman Claude Le Roy, the Hawks did not shake in front of Guinea who is actually coached by their former manager Didier Six who inspired them to their first ever Africa Cup of Nations quater-finals in 2013 in South Africa.
The first goal came after left-back was pushed in the penalty area. And Al Ain’s striker Kodjo Fodoh Laba converted from the spot to hand Togo a a well-derserved 1-0 at half-time.
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Though the second half has been difficult for Jonas Komla’s men, they managed to secured a clean sheet with Lyon’s goalkeeper Malcolm Barcola reassuring his defenders.
The second goal came in the dying minutes of the match as Fodoh Laba make it two to score a brace. It’s Togo’s first win in their last six meetings against Guinea.
Togo will take on Gambia on Tuesday, June 8 for their second international friendly pending the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in September and the arrival of their new head coach Paulo Duarte.
Togo XI : Malcolm Barcola – Djené Dakonam, Klousseh Agbozo, Youssifou Atte, James Olufade – Henritse Eninful, Ougadja Mani, Ihlas Bebou, Dové Wome – Placca Fessou, Fodoh Laba
Guinea XI : Moussa Camara – Abdoulaye Sylla, Ibrahima Sory Conte, Ousmane Kanté, Pa Konaté – Mara Kamso, Ibrahima Camara, Kamara Aguibou – Moustapha Kouyaté, Demba Camara, Hamad Mendes