Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
Tuesday’s football game at Stade Alphonse Massemba-Debat pits together Congo and Togo, the two teams who have slim chances of booking their place at the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals. Both sides are still eyeing their first win of the process, and we are positive that both Congo and Togo will adopt an attack-minded approach in Tuesday’s qualifier.
Defender Morgan Poaty is injured for the hosts, while first-choice goalkeeper Christoffer Mafoumbi serves a one-game ban. Togo boss Paulo Duarte, on the other hand, has no fresh injury worries, and that is the main reason why we predict the visitors will grab something from the match. When the two sides faced each other in Lome four days ago they played out a 1-1 draw, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Djené):
A central defender who can equally be deployed as a right-back, Djene Dakonam has emerged as one of the most influential Getafe players in the 2017/18 season. His road to prominence was a long one, however, and Djene had to bide his time in order to be recognized for quality he undoubtedly possesses. Dapaong-born Togolese international, Djene Dakonam made his first football steps as a youth member of Etoile Filante.
Spells in Benin and Cameroon with Tonnerre d’Abomey and Coton Sport, respectively, saw Djene Dakonam grab attention of Alcoron, who moved in to bring him to Spain in 2014. During two years in Spain Djene Dakonam made 59 league appearances before moving to Sint-Truidense. It was in Belgium that Djene Dakonam proved his defensive versatility and Getafe came calling the very next year, in 2017.
Djene proved to be an instant hit with the Azulones and is hoping a move to one of Europe’s biggest clubs will not be too far away for him. The likes of Arsenal and Tottenham have been sniffing around him during the summer transfer window in 2018 but were ultimately scared off by his £31 million release clause.
Highlighted Team (Togo):
The Togolese national football team are well known for the incident that happened at the 2010 African Cup of Nations in Angola. The Togo team bus was attacked by gunmen and it has to be noted that three men were killed during the attack. As a result, les Eperviers decided to withdraw from the tournament, but that decision proved costly for the Togolese national team.
The Confederation of African Football banned Togo from taking part in the next two editions of the Africa Cup of Nations and the Togolese Football Association were fined $50,000 as well. Speaking of their participation in the World Cup finals, Togo qualified for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, but they failed to impress in the group stages of the showpiece tournament, suffering a loss in each of their three group games against France, Switzerland and South Korea.
Emmanuel Adebayor is the most famous footballer who played for les Eperviers and you should know that the former Arsenal striker scored 31 goals in 66 appearances for the Togolese national team.