Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2019 match:
Stade de Kegue will host Sunday’s football game between Togo and Algeria. Togo sit in third place in the standings ahead of the visit of Algeria, but a win over Riyad Mahrez and Co. could see them climb to top position in Group D. The Sparrowhawks aim to build on a 1-0 win over Gambia, but Sunday’s clash against Algeria will be anything but a walk in the park for them. The Desert Warriors, on the other hand, are eager to bounce back from a 1-0 defeat to Benin and they are definitely capable of grabbing something from the Togo game. A man to watch in the away team will be aforementioned Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez, who has found his best form of late. Anyhow, Algeria are more of a team than Togo and we are tempted to put our money on the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Emmanuel Adebayor):
Emmanuel Adebayor is a famous African footballer who played for several European giants in the past. Adebayor scored 46 goals in 104 league appearances for Arsenal from 2006 to 2009 and he was part of Manchester City between 2009 and 2012.
In 2011 he joined Real Madrid on loan and he played for Tottenham Hotspur on loan as well in the 2011/2012 Premier League season. The Togolese attacker who is well known for his speed, signed a permanent deal with Tottenham Hotspur on 21 August, 2012 and you should have in mind that the deal was worth £5 million.
Emmanuel Adebayor moved to Crystal Palace on January, 2016 and his contract with the capital club expired on 30 June. The 191-cm-tall forward was named African player of the Year in 2008, but in 2010 he retired from the national team duty as Togo team’s bus was attacked by gunmen on the way to the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola. Adebayor scored 31 goals in 66 appearances for the Togolese national team.
Highlighted Team (Algeria):
The Algeria national football team was established in 1962 as they were not allowed to play international games under French Rule. El Khadra (the Greens) or the Desert Warriors participated at the World Cup finals four times and they recorded their best result at the major tournament in 2014 (Brazil), making it to the last 16.
The Algerians were producing outstanding displays under Vahid Halilhodzic, but despite making life difficult for star-studded Germany in the knockout stages of the showpiece tournament, the African team eventually failed to book their place in the World Cup quarter-finals. Algeria play their home games in white shirts and white shorts, while the colour of the team’s away kit is green.
The Desert Warriors impressed at the 1990 African Cup of Nations, with the team defeating Nigeria in the final of the tournament. It has to be noted, though, that Algeria hosted the tournament. The Algerians have been playing their home matches at Stade Mustapha Tchaker since 2006 and Stade 5 Juillet 1962 was regarded as the team’s home stadium before 2006.