Fans of the Togolese national team, the Sparrow Hawks, are very eager to face neighbours, Ghana, on Wednesday in the AFCON 2015 qualifiers.
The match, which will be played at the Stade de Kegue in Lome, is the second of the opening group fixtures in the qualifying series and for the Togolese team it is an opportunity to score their first points after they were beaten 2-1 by Guinea in Casablanca due to the outbreak of Ebola in Guinea.
Togolese sports journalist Steven Lavon told Citi Sports on Tuesday that fans of the Sparrow Hawks, or Les Eperviers as they called in French, are eyeing a memorable victory against a Ghanaian team that is well-known and respected in the country.
“The match is being heavily expected here in Lome because it is an opportunity to see big-name players like Asamoah Gyan, Andre Ayew and Kwadwo Asammoah who have a large following in Lome.
But the supporters really want the Togolese team win the match because if that happens, they will be feel very happy and engage in some friendly banter with the many Ghanaians in the country.”
Meanwhile, the Black Stars arrived in Lome earlier today ahead of the match on Wednesday and were taken through a mandatory test for the deadly Ebola virus disease.
According to CAF regulations, the Black Stars will train at the match venue 24 hours to kickoff to round up preparations for the match on Wednesday.
By: Nathan Quao/citifmonline.com/Ghana');