Togo CHAN coach Jean-Paul Abalo prepares his team for derby against Benin today

Togo will today host Benin Republic in a West African derby, which will produce an overall winner to battle CHAN Eagles next month for a place at the tournament proper in 2018 in Kenya.

SCORENigeria checks showed that hosts Togo have been in training camp since last month and prepared for today’s qualifier by beating home team Burkina Faso 2-0 in Ouagadougou on July 2.

The Hawks then lost 2-1 to Ghana a week later.

Danger man for the Togolese is striker Sewonou Koidjo, captain is Kouloun Manklibe and they are led by local coach Jean-Paul Abalo.

Winners of this derby will take on Nigeria between August 11 and 18 for a place at Kenya 2018 in January.

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