CHAN Eagles tonight failed to advance to the main WAFU Nations Cup in Senegal after they again lost 2-1 to Togo.
Earlier this month, Togo also beat Nigeria, made up mostly of the country’s U23 team, 4-1 in a final 2020 CHAN playoff.
Togo took the early in the game only for Sikiru Alimi to peg the Hawks with an equalizer, before the tiny West African team grabbed the match winner.
The Togolese were the better team and deserved their victory.
Nigeria, who two years ago played in the WAFU Nations Cup final, will now play in the plate section of the tournament in Senegal.
Both teams will clash a third time on October 19 in Nigeria to decide who will feature in next year’s CHAN in Cameroon.
Yesterday the Sparrow Hawks 🇹🇬 downed The Super Eagles 🇳🇬 2 – 1 in a tantalizing clash. Today promises more epic football as Niger 🇳🇪 take on Mali 🇲🇱 at 17:00 GMT and Cape Verde 🇨🇻 confront Ivory Coast 🇨🇮 at 20:00 GMT #WAFU2019 pic.twitter.com/lOsFAadPBP— ESPN Africa (@ESPNAfrica) September 30, 2019