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Togo vs Cape Verde: AFCON Qualifiers 10/09/2023

Togo National Football Team vs Cape Verde National Football Team: Starting lineup, match preview and result.

Togo will host Cape Verde in the final round of Group B qualifiers for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday at 16;00 UTC, looking for a third consecutive win.

While Paulo Duarte\’s team will be playing for pride, the Blue Sharks might finish the group stage ahead of Burkina Faso if they win all three points at the Stade de Kegeu.


Togo vs Cape Verde Head To Head Records

  • Togo and Cape Verde have played two matches thus far.
  • Two direct contests were won by Cape Verde. Togo has no victories. None resulted in a tie. In straight matches, both clubs scored 2.50 goals per game on average.
  • In the real season, Cape Verde averaged 1.10 goals per game. Total goals (by both teams) were scored in 8 (66.67%) of the home games. more than 1.5 goals.
  • In 6 (50.00%) of the season 2023\’s home games, both teams scored total goals. more than 2.5 goals.
  • In the 2023 season, Togo averaged 1.00 goals scored per game. There were Over 1.5 goals in 9 (60.00%) of the away games (team and opponent). In 4 (26.67%) of the road games, there were more than 2.5 goals scored by both teams.

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Togo Recent Form

Togo won their first match of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, defeating Eswatini 2-0 at the Mbombela Stadium on June 18.

Before the quarter-hour mark, Kevin Denkey of Cercle Brugge opened the scoring. Euloge Fessou Placca, 28, then scored in the 92nd minute to seal the victory.

Prior to that, on June 14, when they defeated Lesotho 2-0, Duarte\’s team ended a four-match losing streak thanks to goals from Yawo Evra Agbagno and Denkey.

Despite their recent comeback, Togo\’s chances of qualifying for the 2023 AFCON had already been dashed as they currently lie third in Group B, five points down from Cape Verde in second place going into the last group match.

Togo will now play at home, where they have won three games and drawn five others since losing to Namibia 1-0. At home, they have gone unbeaten in each of their previous eight games overall.

Togo Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying form: LDW

Form (all competitions): LDLDWW

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Togo National Football Team Predicted starting lineup:

  • Sabirou
  • Djene
  • Lawson
  • Ouro-Sama
  • Kouloun
  • Aholou
  • Dermane
  • Dossevi
  • Laba
  • Placca
  • Denkey

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Cape Verde Recent Form

Contrarily, Cape Verde\’s last time out secured their spot in Ivory Coast with a 3-1 victory over Burkina Faso at the Estadio Nacional de Cabo Verde.

Joao Paulo and substitute Cle both scored goals in the second half to help the hosts win all three points after Bebe and Issoufou Dayo scored goals for each team to tie the game at the interval.

Since being defeated 2-0 by Burkina Faso in the Group B opener on June 3, Bubista\’s team has already recorded three victories and one tie in their last four qualifying matches.

Cape Verde is now ranked second in the table with 10 points out of a possible 15, only behind first-place Burkina Faso, who will play bottom-of-the-table Eswatini on Friday night at the Stade de Marrakech.

The Blue Sharks, who advanced to the round of 16 of the 2021 AFCON, are unbeaten in five straight matches in all competitions going into the weekend, picking up three victories and two draws since a 2-0 setback to Sierra Leone in July 2022.

Cape Verde Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying form: DWW

Form (all competitions): WDWDW

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Cape Verde National Football Team Predicted starting lineup:

  • Vozinha
  • Paulo
  • Furtado
  • Costa
  • Correia
  • Santos
  • Duarte
  • Gomes
  • Semedo
  • Mendes
  • Tavares


News From the Teams

Denkey has been in excellent scoring form for Cercle Brugge, and he should continue to spearhead the attack for Togo. In his previous 14 appearances for club and country, he has scored 10 goals and provided 10 assists.

His strike partner Placca, as well as Roger Aholou of Raja Club Athletic, may join him in the front two.

For the match on Sunday, Bubista has selected a 25-man roster, which includes Ryan Mendes of Fatih Karagumruk, who has earned 63 caps for his country.

Medes, Gilson Tavares, and 27-year-old winger Lisandro Semedo should lead the assault as Medes is also one goal away from breaking the Blue Sharks\’ record for most goals scored.

We anticipate a back four of Joao Paulo, Steve Furtado, Logan Costa, and Joao Correia at the other end of the field, with 37-year-old Vozinha starting in goal once more.


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