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AFCON 2017 Qualifiers: Togo requests a change in venue against Tunisia

AFCON 2017 Qualifiers: Togo requests a change in venue against Tunisia

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Togolese Football Federation (FTF) has appealed to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for a change of venue for their African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match against Tunisia on March 25 in Monastir, a coastal town in Tunisia.

They cited security as their main reason expressing “concern at the upsurge of attacks in Tunisia, which is already in a state of emergency,” Pierre Lamadokou, the Secretary General of the FTF, said.

The African football governing body has not yet responded to the request.

The double fixture between the Carthage Eagles and Hawks of Togo is scheduled to take place on March 25 and 29 respectively.

“Certainly, Monastir which is designated to host this match, seems spared from the violence, but the security situation of the country at the moment remains a major concern for the authorities,” insisted the Secretary General of Togolese Football Federation.

On January 8, 2010, the bus carrying the Togolese team was attacked by gunmen in Angola on their way to the 2010 African Cup of Nations. Three people were killed and several others injured.